Jan 21, 2011 7:48 AM by Bea Karnes

Ski train lawsuit scheduled for June trial

DENVER (AP) - A lawsuit over thwarted plans to revive the ski train between Denver and the Winter Park ski area is scheduled to go to trial in June.

Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC was negotiating with Amtrak for crews to bring back ski train service in 2009 after the former Ski Train's cars were sold. Iowa Pacific blames last-minute demands by Amtrak for more insurance coverage for derailing those efforts.

Amtrak has said various safety issues and Amtrak's liability and operating requirements had to be met before the train could run.

The parties could still resolve the dispute out of court, but for now, a trial is set to begin in late June.



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