i360 to reopen tomorrow after unspecified fault resolved

Posted On 28 Mar 2017 at 5:38 pm

The i360 will reopen tomorrow after a fault which brought it to a halt again for two hours has been resolved – but the attraction is remaining tight lipped as to what went wrong this time.

The i360 when it got stuck in March. Picture by Colin Deady

About 200 passengers were stuck inside the pod on Saturday afternoon when the glass doughnut came to a stop with a jolt at about 3.30pm.

It has remained closed since, but this afternoon it was announced it will be back open tomorrow.

This is the fifth time the pod has got stuck since it opened last August – and the BBC says it is now being dubbed the Faulty Tower. On previous occasions, oversensitive motion sensors and a snapped data cable were to blame.

A spokeswoman said: “British Airways i360 will re-open tomorrow (March 29). We would like to thank our customers for their patience and look forward to welcoming them back on board.

“We would like to assure our customers that the fault has been resolved and the system has been fully tested.

“The safety and security of our passengers is our number one priority, and we would not operate the pod unless it was safe to do so.”

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