Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Reopening March 19th

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New Rail Cars are in Scenic City

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway will reopen on Thursday, March 19th at 12 noon after two and a half months of closure for scheduled maintenance and preparations for the delivery of the new Incline cars.

"The Incline Railway is excited to unveil our brand-new railcars that were manufactured by Brookville Equipment Corporation in Brookville, PA," said Lisa Maragnano, Executive Director of CARTA. "We are thrilled to welcome our first passengers for 2020 next week and have them be part of this memorable event," she added.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway cars are an improvement over the previous ones with more headroom and larger windows to take in the beauty of Lookout Mountain. In addition, the $4.6 million pair of cars has central heat and air to make the ride comfortable for visitors year-round. One of the new cars is accessible and allows for wheelchairs. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier on March 19th to thank the CARTA Board of Directors, the financial benefactors who contributed to this project, community partners, other external stakeholders and the staff whose great efforts make the Incline Railway the most visited attraction that they are proud to call, America’s Most Amazing Mile.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is Chattanooga's oldest tourism attraction and is located at the base of Lookout Mountain in St. Elmo. It is operated by CARTA, the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority and is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2020. Tickets and information are available at http://www.ridetheincline.com.

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