Colorado's Pikes Peak Cog Railway plans 2021 reopening

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)-- A popular Colorado Springs tourist attraction that takes riders up to the summit of Pikes Peak will reopen again after its fate was in question.

The Gazette reports the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is slated to reopen in May 2021 following a nearly $100 million reconstruction next year.

Broadmoor hotel President and CEO Jack Damioli said in March that the railway would not open this year and could remain closed permanently, noting it had "run its useful life."

Oklahoma Publishing President and CEO Gary Pierson says the railway reconstruction will include the demolition and rebuilding of the track and a remodeling of the depot in Manitou Springs.

The railway plans to decommission four of eight train cars and refurbish the other four.

Oklahoma Publishing is the railway's parent company.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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