TQ8209 : Reopening of East Hill Lift

taken 8 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Reopening of East Hill Lift
Reopening of East Hill Lift
East Hill Lift Re-opening (27th March 2010)
The East Hill lift was re-opened on 27th March 2010, after being closed for almost 3 years. Over 2009-2010 new wooden wheelchair friendly cars were installed replacing the 1970's fibreglass cars.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch the Mayor of Hastings cut the ribbon at 11am. A number of people were dressed in Edwardian dress, and some pre-WWII cars were on display, along with 'Happy Harold' an Old Trolley Bus.

The lift was open to the public for free for the day, the usual cost would be 2.20 for an adult.
East Hill Lift
Found mid way along Rock-A-Nore Road, the East hill lift is an Edwardian funicular cliff railway which was opened in 1902. It was originally powered by water, then electricity from 1976. The track length is 81m, and at 1:1.128 it is currently the steepest railway in Britain.

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After being shut for 3 years the lift was reopened in March 2010.

Also see West Hill Lift LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 March, 2010
Railways > Cliff railway   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 827 095 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 827 094
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