Alton Towers to reopen on Monday

Shut since "Smiler" rollercoaster crash


Four Hurt In Alton Towers Rollercoaster Crash
Alton Towers will reopen to the public on Monday (8th June) after remaining closed since a rollercoaster crash seriously injured four people, the Press Association reports.

Two carriages on the park's Smiler ride collided last Tuesday, and the theme park shut to allow investigations into the cause to take place.

Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments which owns the park, said the incident was a "terrible event" for everyone involved.

He added: "We are very aware of the impact it will have on those involved and we are doing all we can to provide our support to those injured and their families.

"We closed the park immediately whilst preliminary investigations took place and to give our staff time to come to terms with the accident and its aftermath.

"In recent days our management team have been engaged in a thorough review of our operating and safety procedures before making this decision."

Alton Towers 'to Reopen' but Smiler Stays Shut