Incident on The Smiler 02/06/2015

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  1. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Not sure this will be much of an issue now, but yes, that would work. Only problem would be people moving in the queue.
     
  2. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    Has there been any indication of whether replacement trains will be coming in 2016? Or will The Smiler just have 3 trains?
     
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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    that's a good point actually, i hadn't thought of that.
    there's been no indication yet, though.
     
  4. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    I'm sure the 2 New trains have been seen testing actually (go back about 40 pages)
     
  5. Tom

    Tom TowersStreet Member

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    There is no evidence to suggest they have, or require, 5 trains.
     
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    phildenholm TowersStreet Member

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    I didn't think I had read anything about any new trains but wanted someone else to say it first
     
  7. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    I'm sure at least 4 different trains had been seen testing.
     
  8. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    how can anyone tell the difference between the trains anyway? they're all the same color and aren't numbered.
     
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    Tiny little numbers on the front right in the middle
     
  10. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    If anyone wants to know train 3 stalled and train 4 was the loaded one.
     
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    Baaed on a recent tweet from AT (sorry can't link) it sounds like the Smiler is not guaranteed to reopen on opening day of the coming season.
     
  12. Leah

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    Non of the rides are guaranteed to be open on opening day, (I haven't seen the tweet yet, but) I suspect this is just to cover themselves if they can't open it, so it doesn't look unsafe.
     
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    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    I have removed posts relating the the photo of train being delivered as the discussion was pointless and the photo has since been removed by the Facebook page. It was in fact one of my construction photos from May 2013.

    Please continue discussion as normal!

    :)
     
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    Why do people do things like that! I feel tricked. Thanks for clearing it up rob
     
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    You just answerd your own question, there. ;)
     
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    Not sure if these have been posted before, but I've managed to find stock aerial footage of The Smiler (and Alton Towers) that news stations used a few days after the accident. It's nothing particularly exciting but the footage shows staff members presumably carrying out investigations and I found it an interesting watch :)

    Footage from the day after (showing staff and the ride cars):

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail...ficials-outside-smiler-news-footage/476114860
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail...r-ride-at-alton-towers-news-footage/476114866

    Footage from when the park re-opens (it pans over to x-sector which was closed at the time):

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail...k-after-re-opening-the-news-footage/476720176
     
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    Interesting stuff, certainly remember these shots being used in the news alot, the first two are quite chilling, the way its all layed out with the trains sitting motionless.

    Although the subject matter of these aerial shots is covering is very grim and probably the worst thing to happen at the Towers, the third shot/ video makes the towers look great in my opinion, you could see a voice dubbed over the video adverting the park.
     
  18. Skyscraper

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    don't you mean "hear"?
     
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    What they clearly meant was imagine.

    So actually I understand the "see".
     
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    Christ... I know we all cry for the rides reopening and I truly believe it will be perfectly safe once it does but... Those images. They really are chilling. I'd almost forgotten how much so. :(
     
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