i360 passengers stuck for two and a half hours as pod breaks down

Posted On 08 Sep 2016 at 6:41 pm

Passengers on the i360 were left suspended for two and a half hours this evening after the pod stopped moving a few feet above the deck.

The pod stopped moving shortly after 5pm, and at 6.30pm was still stationary.

One passenger, Tim Jones, said: “It juddered to a halt and we were asked to move to one side. Apparently this is the first time 200 people have been on it and not stood where they thought.”

Passengers reported that they were served champagne while the delay continues. 

But with no toilets on board, staff had to find an emergency camping toilet to deal with the consequences.


In a moment of unfortunate timing, the i360’s Twitter account tweeted that this is the perfect time of day to enjoy a glass of bubbly from the top.

It later tweeted:

The pod eventually touched down shortly after 7.30pm.

  1. Alex Reply

    British Airways i360 Brighton free entrance and old West Pier: https://youtu.be/jsgkgfCNcys

  2. Alison Smith Reply

    AVery worrying. I think I’ll give it a few more months before I think about going on it. As rescuing me even from a few feet off the ground would be very difficult in my wheelchair.

  3. roy Reply

    the shiny new lift next to the eastern steps was broken too…

  4. roy Reply

    the shiny new lift next to the eastern steps was broken too… see pic on my web https://madeiradrive23chalets.wordpress.com/

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