Melbourne Show rollercoaster leaves thrillseekers hanging
Melbourne Show
A ride at the Royal Melbourne Show left thrillseekers hanging twice today, as cars literally stopped in their tracks.

The 300 metre long Taipan rollercoaster broke down around 1pm on Thursday, leaving some riders stranded at the apex of the track for about half an hour.

The problem was seemingly fixed and rides resumed, only for cars to slow to a halt again about an hour later, this time for five minutes.

She said WorkSafe inspected the rollercoaster and did not find any faults. 
A Victorian WorkCover Authority confirmed the ride was found to be safe and has since resumed operations.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics were not called to the scene. 
It is believed the cars got stuck because too much braking pressure was applied.

The brakes had been reportedly been primed for wetter conditions and heavier loads, stopping the cars in their tracks instead of slowing them down at certain points in the ride.

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