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

Lisebergbanan
Lisebergbanan.jpg
Lisebergbanan roller coaster
Liseberg
Coordinates57°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
StatusOperating
Opening date18 April 1987 (1987-04-18)
General statistics
TypeSteel
ManufacturerZierer
DesignerWerner Stengel, Anton Schwarzkopf
ModelCustom steel
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height45 m (148 ft)
Length1,548 m (5,079 ft)
Speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Inversions0
Capacity2000 riders per hour
G-force3
Trains5 trains with 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.

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.

HistoryEdit

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'.

AccidentEdit

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 on 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]

RankingsEdit

Golden Ticket Awards: Top steel Roller Coasters
Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Ranking 35[2] 38[3] 40[4] 42[5] 47 (tie)[6]

PhotosEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-07-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "2015 Top 50 steel Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 19 (6.2): 49–50. September 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "2016 top 50 steel roller coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "2017 Top 50 Steel Coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "2018 Top 50 Steel Coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Top Steel". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.

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