Still, you shouldn't be able to pull the train into the station if it is currently occupied, even in maintenance mode.Reading through the Facebook comments. This sounds like it could have been maintenance/ operator error. According to the rider, the train sat on the final brake run for about 10 minutes before "maintenance instructed the operator to pull us into the station".
Yeah, but you shouldn't be able to. That's how Smiler accidents occur.Spoiler: On some rides you can, Volcano would allow this and has had both trains collide at low speed with nobody on board.
Yes, however you would have to physically go to each brake in order to apply air (for safety, they require air to open) pressure to get each one to open. In this case, it sounds like you can clear a block and move trains manually regardless if there actually is a train there or not.I'd also like to point that brakes can be released by messing with the air lines. Basically they do not need input from a control system. Smart operations would be to evacuate the riders before doing anything like that - especially with multiple trains on the track. Not saying that was what happened here, but each brake can be manipulated independently.