Lookout Mountain Incline Railway closing for seasonal repairs

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway closing for seasonal repairs

December 10th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

A crew from American Track Generations replaces cross ties Thursday on the tracks near the top of the Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain. The work has been going on for the last 14 days, and CARTA hopes to reopen the Incline on Monday.

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway will be closing for seasonal repairs on Dec. 31 and will reopen March 2019.

"To ensure the utmost safety for passengers, we continuously provide routine maintenance while complying with Federal transportation standards. We are using the winter months, which is the Incline's off-peak season, to enhance our rider experience," said Lisa Maragnano, executive director of CARTA.

The Incline Railway is one of Chattanooga's most visited attractions and entertains customers from around the world each year. It is owned and operated by CARTA, the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority.

Updates on the opening of the Incline will be available on ridetheincline.com.