Purpose[edit | edit source]
A transfer track allows the coaster to operate at full capacity in high season, and at a lower capacity on quieter days thus reducing the number of empty seats being cycled. Because trains can be stored on it, the transfer track also provides a maintenance area (some roller coasters have a separate maintenance shed as well as a transfer track).
Types[edit | edit source]
Usually, a transfer track is accessed by a sliding section of track. Some roller coasters have sections of track which rotate.
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|Roller coaster descriptions|
|Basic elements||Brake run • Station|
|Advanced elements||Bunny hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Propulsion||Lift hill (Cable • Catch car • Chain • Electric spiral • Elevator • Ferris wheel • Friction wheel • Spiral)|
|Technology||Block brakes • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Train • car • Track • Transfer track • Wheel assembly|
|Other||Exclusive ride time • POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|