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An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life

Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 13:24:03-04

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (WKBW) — An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life.

For the first time in 29 years, a funicular will be transporting people from the bottom of Clifton Hill into the Niagara Gorge.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises made the announcement Monday.

“People have been born, grown up and started their own families in the time since a funicular last operated here,” says Mory DiMaurizio, General Manager and Vice President of Hornblower Niagara Cruises. “An incline from Clifton Hill to the bottom of the Gorge and the boarding area is a significant part of Niagara Falls' history, and we are excited to bring it back to life.”

The climate-controlled cars will take passengers up and down the gorge's wall. Each car can fit up to 50 people.

The incline railway is about 185 feet.

A funicular is a type of transportation that is used on steep slopes. This system uses cables to pull cars filled with passengers up or down a cliff.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises says the funicular will go into operation sometime in May. The funicular will be using the same pathway as past inclines.