Monorail Disaster at Disney


For the second time in a month, a commuter rail train has crashed into another train. This time, a monorail train crashed into another monorail train at Walt Disney World in Florida. A driver was killed and there were reports of other injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this tragedy.

Just a little food for thought…monorails are fairly safe and there are less monorail incidents on file than any other type of rail system. We have a monorail here in Huntsville, Alabama, that carries passengers from Huntsville Hospital Main to Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children (formerly Huntsville Hospital East and Humana Hospital). I have rode the monorail here, and find it to be a fairly safe mode of travel between the two hospitals. Monorail incidents like the one that happened last week are very rare.

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