Alton Towers SkyRide re-opens after maintenance work

The cable car transportation attraction at Alton Towers, SkyRide, has re-opened after weeks of closure for maintenance work.

Scaffolding has been sighted underneath the ride earlier in the season, although the exact scope of the maintenance undertaken has not been revealed by the park.

Testing was undertaken on Friday, with the attraction returning to normal operation today.

Opening in 1987, the SkyRide replaced the previous chairlift-style ride that had been at the park since the 1960s.