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  • PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    A Sacramento Fire Department crew helps remove passengers from the monorail at the California State Fair after it lost power Wednesday afternoon, stranding 38 passengers. State Fair officials said service was disrupted about 4:14 p.m. Two lifts with platforms and a ladder truck were used. Fire officials said no injuries or medical emergencies were reported. The train will remain on the tracks until it is evaluated, and will reopen after Cal/OSHA's inspection and repairs are completed. Officials said the ride underwent a $1 million renovation in 2011.

  • PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    A Sacramento Fire Department crew helps remove passengers from the monorail at the California State Fair after it lost power Wednesday afternoon, stranding 38 passengers. State Fair officials said service was disrupted about 4:14 p.m. Two lifts with platforms and a ladder truck were used. Fire officials said no injuries or medical emergencies were reported. The train will remain on the tracks until it is evaluated, and will reopen after Cal/OSHA's inspection and repairs are completed. Officials said the ride underwent a $1 million renovation in 2011.

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California State Fair monorail remains out-of-order

Published: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Cal Expo officials hope to have the State Fair monorail back in operation this afternoon.

A monorail lost power about 4 p.m. Wednesday, stranding 38 passengers who had to be rescued by firefighters using a cherry-picker and a ladder truck.

Early today, personnel from the Cal/OSHA Amusement Ride Division conducted a preliminary review of the train car that stalled. A report on why the monorail came to a stop Wednesday has not been released.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Follow him on Twitter @Lindelofnews.

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