Louisville Zoo opens two new trains with updated safety measures - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville Zoo opens two new trains with updated safety measures

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two new trains have arrived at the Louisville Zoo, but zoo officials say they will not be used until the staff is thoroughly trained.

The new trains are the first since 2009, when a derailment injured 17 children and five adults.

A report from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture released in March of 2010 said three factors led to the accident, excessive speed, the poor mechanical condition of the train, and inadequate operator training.

Metro Government paid out more than $525,000 to the victims, which settled 23 of 29 claims.

WDRB will have more information on the new trains, and what safety measures the zoo is planning.

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