During a planned test on the Express Line of the Magic Kingdom monorail this afternoon, a tow tractor collided with Monorail Coral.
Disney blocked all foot and vehicle traffic in the area around Disney’s Contemporary Resort and ensured most guests had no way of visibly seeing what exactly had happened on Wednesday afternoon near Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The planned test was to have the Express Line unavailable to guests all afternoon, but the accident brought all lines of the Walt Disney World Monorail System to a close. They are still closed at this time.
The test was related to the TCS (Train Control System), the long-awaited automation system that might bring driver-less Monorails to Walt Disney World.
No one was injured and no guests were on-board as the train was not in operation.
Another look at monorail – front end of nose is smashed in apparent accident near TTC today. pic.twitter.com/lkhr0Zh8zn
— All Around Orlando (@AllAroundORL) November 18, 2015
Monorail service resumed as normal the next day.