Sky Car: back in action after 'teething problem'

2010-04-02 00:00

DURBAN’S Moses Mabhida Stadium’s Sky Car is back in action after it was shut down for testing to enhance reliability and reduce the incidence of stoppages.

Stadium manager Tim te Haar described the shutdown as a “teething problem”, saying that at no time has the Sky Car been considered unsafe.

The attraction that carries visitors to the top of the 106-metre arch has been in operation for almost four months and more than 60 000 people have made the ride to experience the views of the city and Indian Ocean.

“Teething problems are only to be expected, but consider the vast number of visitors who have travelled to the top of the arch without any hitch. When it comes to the Sky Car, and all other attractions at Moses Mabhida Stadium, it’s very much a matter of safety first,” said city manager Mike Sutcliffe.

Te Haar said that should a stoppage occur, people will be “perfectly safe in the Sky Car as well as on the viewing platform”, where they will be made as comfortable as possible.

“Tour guides are also on hand to assist members of the public who choose to exit the platform via the Sky Walk. Safety harnesses are available at the viewing deck for this purpose,” he said.

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