Sandia Peak Streetcar reopens Saturday after 21 workers rescued on New Years Day

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Operations are operational again at the Sandia Peak Tramway. “It’s so nice to meet the staff, to see our guests coming back,” said Brian Coon, company human resources manager and head of tram safety. The change comes a week after two tram cars were blocked on the cable lines near the tower. Two on December 31. Twenty-one employees were rescued by several agencies, including the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO). The group was stranded for over 15 hours overnight. Christa Peckham is the Customer Service Manager at Tram Restaurant, TEN 3. She was one of the many people stuck inside Tram 2. night. There was no indication that anything was going to happen, “Peckham said. Blankets, water and food were just a few supplies provided by tram staff throughout the night. A BCSO helicopter took over. helped each person down the mountain the next day. Peckham said it was an experience she will never forget. “The length and the coldness. I think that was the hardest part about it, “said Peckham.” There was no doubt that I was going to come down from that tower, at some point. “Since then, staff have noted that repairs were made. were performed on the tram. “It took us about two and a half days to retrieve the emergency cable. in its original position. It had frozen and fell so low and hung up while it got back up.” Coon said. “Then we had to replace a few safety sensors that the ice had broken.” Maintenance crews were also seen on Saturday, trams moving slowly as they were hitched to the top. Peckham said that ‘she was more than grateful to be alive and back to work. “I’m really strong in spirit and I have a strong heart. I just have to get back on that horse and ride it. I thought I was going to be nervous riding that streetcar, and I rode it like any other day, “Peckham said. The Sandia Peak streetcar will be open Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In on average, the tram makes 10,500 trips per year.

Operations are operational again at the Sandia Peak Tramway.

“It’s so nice to meet the staff again, [to] seeing our guests return, ”said Brian Coon, corporate human resources manager and tram safety manager.

The change comes a week after two streetcar cars were stranded on cable lines near tower two on December 31.

Twenty-one employees were rescued by several agencies, including the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO). The group was stranded overnight for over 15 hours.

Christa Peckham is the Customer Service Manager at Tram Restaurant, TEN 3. She was one of the many people stuck inside Tram 2.

“We didn’t think much about the descent that night. There was no indication that anything was going to happen,” said Peckham.

Blankets, water, and food were just a few supplies provided by tram staff throughout the night.

A BCSO helicopter helped each person descend the mountain the next day.

Peckham said it was an experience she will never forget.

“The duration [of time] and coldness. I think that was the hardest part about it, ”Peckham said. “There was no doubt that I was going to come down from that tower at some point.

Staff have since noted that repairs were made to the tram.

“It took us about two and a half days to get the emergency cable back to its original position. It had frozen and fell so low and hung up on itself as it got back up,” Coon said. “Then we had to replace a few safety sensors that the ice had broken.”

Maintenance crews were also seen on Saturday, trams moving slowly as they were hitched to the summit.

Peckham said she was more than grateful to be alive and returning to work.

“I’m really strong in spirit and I have a strong heart. I just have to get back on this horse and ride it. I thought I was going to be nervous riding that streetcar, and I rode on it like any other. other day, “Peckham said.

The Sandia Peak tram will be open Thursday through Monday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On average, the tram makes 10,500 trips per year.


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