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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to remain closed

September 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
This year's annual maintenance on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take longer than planned.The Tramway closed September 13 and was scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 25. But it is now scheduled to reopen October 4.

General Manager Rob Parkins says crews are replacing the counter weight ropes, which is scheduled every 12 years and annual permit inspection test will be conducted.

Some stations will also be cleaned, refurbished and painted. Officials wanted to take advantage of the previously scheduled closure.

CNS contributed to this report.

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