Incline Railway Upgrades
A New Look
The Falls Incline Railway has a new look! Every year, nearly 1.3 million people ride the Falls Incline Railway, a one-of-a-kind attraction connecting the Fallsview Tourist area with Niagara Parks. This winter, it got a mechanical tune-up along with a full exterior makeover.
The original Falls Incline Railway was built and installed in 1966. This method of transportation allowed visitors to Niagara Parks a unique view of Niagara Falls, and a fast, convenient way to access Table Rock Centre from the Fallsview Tourist area.
In 2013, a new Incline Railway was installed to provide a fully accessible experience. Heated in the winter and cooled in the summer, visitors can board the Falls Incline Railway, all year, using a wheelchair, a scooter, a stroller, or a bicycle.
Niagara Parks is committed to safety. As part of this commitment, our team of specialists perform daily inspections of the Falls Incline Railway to ensure our guests have a comfortable and safe experience.
In addition, our maintenance team does similar safety checks throughout the year. The Falls Incline Railway must meet high safety standards by the Technical Standard Safety Authority (TSSA) and the manufacturer of the Incline Railway.
Every five years, the Falls Incline Railway must undergo a rigorous safety inspection. The frame and body of the Incline cars are removed and taken to our maintenance facility where they are taken apart and reviewed.
Our maintenance team at Niagara Parks conducts non-destructive testing to see if any components need to be repaired or replaced. All the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic parts are examined to ensure they meet the safety standards prescribed by the TSSA and the manufacturer.
Exposure to weather
The Falls Incline Railway is exposed to a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Rain, snow, ice, and heat all have an impact on the railway. It is during our annual inspections we begin to see the impacts of the outdoor elements.
Our team at Niagara Parks replaces any damaged components, cleans and re-paints the carriers to ensure they are safe for our guests to enjoy.
A New Look
In 2018, Niagara Parks launched a vibrant new identity to engage with our visitors, and enhance their experience with us.
When you see the Falls Incline Railway, it will have a fresh, new look, incorporating our new logo. The “wrapping” process takes about one week to complete and requires a team of experts to carefully apply the materials that give the Incline its latest appearance.
Every year, about 1.3 million people take it all in by riding the Falls Incline Railway. During our peak season, it’s nearly 800,000 riders and in the off-season, about 500,000 guests enjoy their descent to Table Rock Centre.
This incredible, unique opportunity provides guests a one-minute, fully accessible ride from the Fallsview Tourist area to Niagara Parks. Enclosed by glass, visitors have an incredible view of the Horseshoe Falls.
There are currently five Incline Railways (or Funiculars) operating in Canada. Two are located on Niagara Parks property. Others can be found in Montreal, Quebec City and Edmonton.