The Disney Parks blog has announced the addition of a twelfth monorail returning to the Walt Disney World fleet. That will bring the fleet back up to its full complement after the tragic accident in July of 2009. Monorail Peach will begin testing soon, albeit without its identifying stripe of color. The color gets added once they’re sure everything is working, um, peachy.
This is good news for a monorail system that has been so stressed they’ve been forced to reduce operating hours as of late. Some of the trains are approaching 20 years on the track, which is toward the end of their normal operating lifespan. Hopefully, everything will be peachy keen and the trains that need the extra TLC to extend their life until Disney World comes up with a replacement for the Mark VI’s will get it.