Alton Towers visitor numbers down as Merlin 'learns lessons' of Smiler crash
Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments said it had "learned every lesson" from last year's Smiler rollercoaster crash as it revealed that visitor numbers were still being affected.
The group said the Alton Towers theme park had seen trading start to recover over the summer, but admitted that visitor numbers were still "some way" below levels before last year's collision, in which five people seriously injured, including two teenagers who each lost a leg.
Merlin was fined £5 million earlier this week after admitting health and safety breaches.
Judge Michael Chambers QC,... read more
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