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Brighton Journal | 18th October 2019

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The i360’s Staying Shut … Again

The i360’s Staying Shut … Again
Hannah Midgley

After closing on Sunday due to a glitch, the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower is still shut today (Tuesday 28 March).

It’s all because of a temporary technical fault on the observation tower – an issue which developed just weeks after the attraction’s last closure at the end of February.

It was initially set to re-open today, but investigations are still underway at the seafront attraction.

This is the third time since its opening last August that the i360 has closed to the public due to technical faults.

A statement from British Airways i360 said:”Following a temporary pod stoppage on Saturday, British Airways i360 is closed on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March while technicians continue investigations and checks.

“We would like to offer our sincere apologies to our customers for the inconvenience caused. Tickets for flights today will be valid for three months.”


Unlucky passengers who would prefer a refund should call the attraction’s customer services team on 03337 720 360. The lines are open from 9 am to 5:30 pm

Brightonians have, of course, taken to social media to express their disdain. Local radio station Juice posted: “Alternative uses for the i360 if it ‘broke down’ on a permanent basis?”, with creative locals replying: “world’s biggest kitchen roll holder”, “swing ball”, and “giant fishbowl”.

“I’ve heard of Fawlty Towers, but this takes the biscuit,” tweeted another.


Photos by Steve Parsons/ Press Association 

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