Friday, April 03, 2009

Cliff Lift ready to go.

Saltburn's Victorian Cliff Lift is hoping to carry over 100,000 passengers on its up and down journeys when it starts operating again on Good Friday, April 10 th.
The lift's winter maintenance schedule has been successfully completed by the Council's Fleet Management workshop fitters assisted by the Cliff Lift Engineer Paul Wakeford in good time for the beginning of the new season.
Last year just under 100,000 visitors made the journey on the lift which links the town with Saltburn Pier and the lower promenade and sands.
The lift, which first opened in 1884, is now the oldest remaining water-powered system using the original technology in Britain.

From April 10th, the lift's operating hours will be 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-5pm, then from Saturday, May 23, the hours will be extended until 7pm with a one hour lunch break, from 1pm-2pm. Admission prices are 70p adults, 40p children, oaps 40p - free for Redcar & Cleveland pensioners, pushchairs/prams 40p.

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