PALM SPRINGS – Work on repairing the world-famous Palm Springs Aerial Tram is progressing and is expected to be completed by March 31, which would tentatively allow an April 1 reopening, according to a news release.
Tramway officials added, “We hope, however, that the work can be completed sooner thus permitting an earlier reopening.”
The city of Palm Springs received 3.69 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. It was the wettest day in Palm Springs in 76 years.
Here is a list of what’s being done and when:
- Repair work to the washed-out portion of Tram Way should be completed by the end of this week.
- Contractors will begin repairs to the main power line (to restore power to the Mountain Station) and repair the Valley Station’s fire suppression system.
- Crews are digging out dirt and debris currently blocking the intake valve to the Valley Station water tank. Once refilled and properly treated, potable water will be available at the Valley Station.
Following an initial partial assessment of damage done to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway during the Valentine’s Day storm, additional damage has been revealed.
- In addition to the previously reported water damage at the Mountain Station, some minor roof damage has been discovered.
- Additional minor damage to Tram Way has been identified.
On average, the ever-popular tramway seduces 3,500 people daily during holiday weekends and anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 on normal days.
While repairs are underway, Tramway website visitors are being directed to attraction links on the websites of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism by clicking here and the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau by clicking here.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes.
For more information, please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391, or visit it by clicking here. Also, download the free mobile tour now available in the App Store/Google Play.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway