Crazy Video WATCH: Train Passengers Walk on Rails After Power Outage
the police are escorting us now pic.twitter.com/ZRN1BDhkfl
— amelia (@23tops21) January 17, 2016
The trains at Newark Liberty International Airport broke down from a power outage yesterday, forcing travelers to get off the train and navigate with their luggage in the dark to the nearest station.
Video shown on Fox and Friends this morning shows an airline official going to get the passengers and escorting them onto the tracks.
The Port Authority says about 200 passengers were evacuated from the AirTrains. Wheels screeched as passengers dragged their suitcases along the path in the darkness.
— amelia (@23tops21) January 18, 2016
PORT AUTHORITY POLICE EVACUATE 209 PEOPLE FROM NEWARK AIRPORT AIRTRAN AFTER POWER FAILURE KNOCKS OUT SYSTEM. PAPD ESU AND PATROL ON SCENE.
— PAPBA (@PAPBA911) January 18, 2016
A Port Authority spokeswoman says the power outage began at 5:45 p.m. and lasted about two and a half hours.
Officials say they are still investigating what caused the blackout in the first place, though a local newspaper notes that the monorail is reaching “the end of its 25-year projected life span.”
Read more, here.