Runaway Mine Train

The Runaway Mine Train twists and turns, getting faster and faster. An explosion in the mine has caused the cargo train to break loose. Will it slow down? Nobody knows!

THEME PARK TOP TIP: This is a great ride to get funny rollercoaster photos with family and friends! Look out for the camera before you enter the tunnel.

Ride Information

Ride Stats & Reviews

Ride Stats


Katanga Canyon

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1061 riders per hour

Can you ride?

You must be at least 0.9m tall to ride.

(If you are under 1.1m, an adult must ride with you.)

This family rollercoaster rushes through Katanga Canyon at exhilarating speeds.

Sit two-by-two in the long, winding train carriage as you whizz round and round the track. Riders can expect at least two runs around the 1000ft track, to make the most of every twist and turn. Learn the route, lean into the turns, and get ready to smile for the camera!

Since opening in 1992, the Runaway Mine Train is now the oldest rollercoaster at Alton Towers resort. The big thrill rides might get all of the attention, but this family rollercoaster has been delighting theme park goers for decades. Young thrill seekers can get a taste for rollercoaster adventure on this gentle g-force ride.

Located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers, this powered steel roller coaster shares a tunnel with the water ride next door! You can wave to riders on the Congo River Rapids from the train!

Runaway Mine Train Reviews

“It's a little more thrilling than you expect it to be... especially when you go under the bridge and pass the Rapids.” - Towers Almanac

“I loved this ride! The second time round is so fast, and the best bit is definitely in the tunnel - so dark and exciting, it really pumps up your adrenaline!” - Towers Almanac

“An excellent ride for all the family.” - Towers Almanac

“It's fast, exciting and at one point, very intense. It's a fantastic achievement, a genuine family ride which will be enjoyed by kids, mums, dads, grans and grandpas!” - Towers Almanac

“I have never seen anyone not enjoy it. A great family ride that hurtles through the woodland, through a tunnel and round quite a few fast paced bends.” - Birmingham Live

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