Stranded passengers are forced to transfer from a stalled monorail to another train on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line on Sept. 12. (Video taken by Kenji Notsu)

Passengers taking the monorail to Haneda Airport from central Tokyo on Sept. 12 got more than they bargained for when a power outage stopped the service and they had to walk over a ladder many meters above water to switch to another train.

Operator Tokyo Monorail Co. said that 40 or so passengers were affected by a transformer glitch as they were en route from JR Hamamatsucho Station.

Tokyo Monorail arranged for another six-car monorail to stop side-by-side with the stalled train. Passengers then used a ladder placed between the doors to board the other service and continue their journey.

No one was injured or fell sick while transferring trains on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line, the company said.

The problem occurred at Showajima transformer station in Tokyo’s Ota Ward around 2:15 p.m. The power outage affected services between Showajima Station and Seibijo Station.

The operator arranged for a different six-car monorail to stop and take on the stranded passengers.

The passengers were then ferried to Showajima Station, where arrangements were made to bus them to the airport or other destinations.