Arch tram back on track -

Arch tram back on track

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

You can travel 630 feet to the top of the Arch again.

That was not possible most of Sunday.

The Park Service tells News 4, a misaligned wheel forced the tram to shut down most of Sunday.

When a group was coming down from the top, the doors wouldn't open like they usually do automatically.  They had to be opened manual.  That's when workers discovered the wheel problem.

The misaligned wheel damaged some magnetic switches which is why the doors wouldn't open.  Crews had to remove part of the track the tram runs on to fix the switches and replace the wheel.   That took most of the day Sunday.

We're told everything is back to normal and we can once again journey to the top of the Arch.

Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV.  He can be reached at

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