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Zoo train to become more accessible to riders with disabilities

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Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo
Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Choo-choo! All aboard!

The train at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

The miniature train was introduced in January of 1967 and is known as the ‘Iron Horse.” It was purchased from the Allan Herschell Company and was designed to carry a larger number of passengers per trip than prior park trains.

The zoo announced Wednesday their goal is to make the train completely accessibly by 2018. That means it will be adding two new accessible train cars, lowering the tracks underneath the covered bridge and modifying the train depot loading area.

The changes will visitors with disabilities and senior citizens who have difficulty climbing in and out of the train to also enjoy the fun ride.

This season, the train had almost 72,000 riders. 

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