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200 People Stranded at Top of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Late Saturday Night

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A bit of a hectic moment for some visitors looking for a holiday trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Saturday night.

The Tram experienced a mechanical issue, stranding almost 200 people at the top. According to Tram management, a communication line that controls the car failed. It all happened about 7:30 the night before Christmas Eve, but around 10 p.m. the Tram was working again, allowing all who were stranded a way down.

One viewer who was stranded in a car told KMIR News her car was the third to make it down and they were down just before 11 p.m.

Wednesday night, brown-out conditions stopped Tram cars on the wires for about 12 minutes before the generator kicked-in. Everyone safely made it down in both incidents.

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