May 6th, 2013 George Bailey
New Incline Railway
New Incline Railway Scheduled to Open the end of this month
The folks at The Niagara Parks Commission tell me that the incline railway that transported people from the falls to the Fallsview Tourist area since 1966 has been removed and a new $7 million improved system is scheduled to open at the end of May. This new railway system(the current one was seasonable) will remain open year-round and allow people with disabilities and families with stroller’s full access to the rail trip.
There’s also some repaving of roadways in the park.
Most of the old road surfaces have been removed in preparation for the new paving that starts today. Along one patch I came across a section in front of the Illumination Tower of the old red brick road built in 1908 that ran from the foot of Clifton Hill to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This roadway was a big feature of the park until it was covered over in the 1940’s.