Jay Peak Resort recently completed a three-day inspection of its aerial tram, with initial repairs to be done in time for some summer operations.
The resort, in cooperation with the state’s passenger tram safety division, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to examine the tram and its operating systems, according to a statement from resort spokesman JJ Toland.
Inspectors conducted a successful load test designed to ensure that all of the conveyance’s electrical, hauling and braking systems can function normally under strenuous conditions, Toland stated.
After passing the load test, resort personnel successfully completed and passed an evacuation drill.
The team also inspected the tram’s towers and its bolting structures. All were found to be operating normally, Toland stated.
Engineers did find on the last day of the inspection a hairline crack to one of the components of one of the tram carriages. That part will be removed and replaced next week.
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