Lisebergbanan

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Lisebergbanan
Lisebergbanan.jpg
Lisebergbanan roller coaster
Liseberg
Coordinates 57°41′42″N 11°59′33″E / 57.69500°N 11.99250°E / 57.69500; 11.99250Coordinates: 57°41′42″N 11°59′33″E / 57.69500°N 11.99250°E / 57.69500; 11.99250
Status Operating
Opening date 18 April 1987 (1987-04-18)
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer Werner Stengel, Anton Schwarzkopf
Model Custom steel
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 45 m (148 ft)
Length 1,548 m (5,079 ft)
Speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Inversions none
Capacity 2000 riders per hour
G-force 3
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

Video showing the entire ride from a first person view.

Lisebergbanan is a steel roller coaster at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden. It opened in 1987.

When Anton Schwarzkopf's company went bankrupt, Schwarzkopf worked with the Zierer company 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 ride's name literally means "Liseberg rail line" and the station is themed to a railway station. The ride has five trains consisting of 11 cars. Each car seats two riders.

Accident[edit]

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.[1]

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