Alton Towers’ Smiler breaks down yet again, leaving people stranded


The Alton Towers' Smiler rollercoaster broke down yet again this afternoon, leaving its passengers stranded for 45 minutes.

According to, there was a "technical fault" during the middle of the ride, after two carts stopped half way through.

Visitors in the park took photos and uploaded them onto social media.

It looks scary enough, as the riders were stuck on a vertical climb.

One photo even showed a technician climbing the stairs to rescue those trapped in their seats.

The €20 million roller coaster has had a number of problems recently, including a similar incident just last week.

In 2015, the ride has hit with a number of technical problem as a loaded trained crashed with an empty test train. In the incident, two female teenagers lost a leg each.