Lisebergbanan roller coaster
|Opening date||18 April 1987|
|Designer||Werner Stengel, Anton Schwarzkopf|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||45 m (148 ft)|
|Length||1,548 m (5,079 ft)|
|Speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Capacity||2000 riders per hour|
|Trains||11 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 22 riders per train.|
|Lisebergbanan at RCDB
Pictures of Lisebergbanan at RCDB
Video showing the entire ride from a first person view.
The ride's name literally means "Liseberg rail line" and the station is themed to a railway station. A themed restaurant was later opened under Lisebergbanan's station with a similar theme, allowing guests to dine inside replica freight and passenger carriage compartments. The ride has five trains consisting of 11 cars. Each car seats two riders and as such, the ride boasts a large guest throughput.
When Anton Schwarzkopf's company went bankrupt, Schwarzkopf worked with Zierer to produce several roller coasters. Lisebergbanan was the first of these rides, and it has been said that this was Schwarzkopf's favorite roller coaster. The roller coaster opened in 1987 and has been regarded by the park since as a 'true classic'.
In 2006, 21 people were injured at Liseberg when two of the roller coaster's trains collided. The crash happened as the chain that pulls trains up the initial climb malfunctioned, causing a fully loaded train to roll backward into the starting platform, hitting another train that was unloading riders. Since only part of the train was in the lift hill, the anti-rollback could not stand the pressure, and broke. Since the accident, the roller coaster has opened again after a technical adjustment.
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