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Detroit People Mover offering free rides after derailment sends passengers scrambling

The Detroit People Mover sits stuck at the Times Square station in Detroit on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. No injuries were reported after a People Mover car jumped the rail Thursday night and hit a platform at the Times Square Station, located near the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Three people were removed from the train, mayoral spokesman John Roach said. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT
January 23, 2015 - 5:09 AM

DETROIT - Officials say the Detroit People Mover will operate free of charge one day after a derailment sent passengers scrambling and shut down the 2.9-mile downtown elevated rail service.

The Detroit Transportation Corp. announced plans for free Friday service.

A People Mover car jumped the rail Thursday night and hit a platform near the Rosa Parks Transit Center.

No injuries were reported. In a statement, Detroit Transportation says the rear car of the train "experienced a component failure causing that vehicle to move out of alignment" before the derailment.

The affected train car has been removed from service.

The derailment came ahead of the final weekend of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center. Some people going to the show use the People Mover as transportation around downtown.

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