Swiss Pavilion chairlift goes back into action

One of the crowd pullers at the world exhibition in China - the chairlift at the Swiss Pavilion - has resumed service after additional safety measures were taken.

This content was published on October 1, 2010 - 15:53

Its operation at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai was suspended in mid-August for security reasons after a Chinese visitor broke his foot when his seat slipped on the rail.

The management of the Swiss Pavilion said in a statement on Friday that the additional safety measures included the installation of a special safety-brake system.

Even in the period when the chairlift service was suspended, the average number of visitors per day to the pavilion was a record 24,000.

To date the Swiss Pavilion has been visited by a total of 2.4 million people. It was recently singled out in the “Best Activity/Interactive” category for one of the Expo 2010 Awards handed out by the Exhibitor magazine.

The exhibition runs until the end of the month.

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