Travelers at OIA walked, bused to gates while trams were shut down
Mechanical issue left both trams out of service between main terminal, gates 1-29
ORLANDO, Fla. – Travelers at Orlando International Airport had to walk or ride buses to and from their gates Thursday afternoon while the trams were out of service due to a mechanical issue, officials said.
Airport officials said both trams between the main terminal and gates 1-29 were out of service for more than an hour.
Buses were activated to help keep passengers moving while crews worked to repair the issue, according to a news release.
Exterior walkways were also opened between both locations for travelers who chose to walk to and from their gate, the release said.
It’s unclear whether the outage impacted travel plans.
Trams were back up and running just before 3:30 p.m, according to a tweet from MCO.
Update: Both APMs to Gates 1-29 are currently being serviced and walkways are open for passengers hoping to walk to their gate from the Main Terminal. We will also run buses to transport travelers as well. Updates will be provided as they are available.— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) March 5, 2020
“The issue has been corrected and we apologize for any inconvenience to our passengers,” OIA said in a news release.
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