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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               

April 28, 2011




(Apr. 28, 2011) — The Koko Crater Tram Trail, a popular hiking trail along the old tram line on the slopes of Koko Head Crater in East Honolulu, will be closed for maintenance beginning at

5 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2011.


            The trail is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m., Friday, May 6.  The trail closure is necessary to remove a 2,000-foot long, ¾” steel wire cable that currently runs the length of the tram’s track.  The wire rope, built during World War II, is deteriorating and is being removed as a preventive safety measure.


The cable removal will be accomplished by WEST Steel Co., Ltd., of Waianae, Hawaii.




Media contact:  Craig Mayeda, ph. 768-3007