The Incline Plane is closed for a rehabilitation project, during which we will be replacing a multitude of things, including mechanical mechanisms, electrical mechanisms and structural pieces of the Incline. The Incline will also be repainted, the windows will undergo a glazing project and the signs at the Incline will be revamped. The Inclined Plane has not undergone such a large rehabilitation project since 1983, and prior to that it's largest project was its opening in 1891. The Incline is a wonderful piece of history, that played an important role in rebuilding our town after two major floods, and we believe that the Incline is worthy of preservation and we want to ensure that the Incline is safe for generations to come
The Incline is set to reopen some time in 2024.
Asiago’s Tuscan Italian Restaurant will be open on the following days and times:
- Tuesday thru Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m..
Rehab construction is expected to resume on February 28th, during which time we expect much of Edgehill Drive to be closed, including access to the steps to the flagpole. Be sure to check back for updates.
Rehab construction is expected to resume on February 28th, during which time we expect much of Edgehill Drive to be closed until late Fall. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.
Rehab construction is expected to resume on February 28th, during which time we expect much of Edgehill Drive to be closed, including access to the gift shop and the observation deck. The ice cream shop will remain closed. Although the gift shop is closed at its physical location, all Incline Plane items can be purchased on our online store.
Rehab construction is expected to resume on February 28th, during which time we expect much of Edgehill Drive to be closed, including access to the street. Be sure to check back for updates.
Rehab construction is expected to resume on February 28th, during which time the hillside hiking and biking trails will be closed for safety purposes. For updates and more information regarding the bike trails please visit the Friends of the Inclined Plane Trails Facebook page.
The completion of the Inclined Plane Rehabilitation project has been delayed due to delays in the delivery of the Sheave Wheels.
The north and south cars use haul cables. The safety cable runs between the two cars and operates at the same time as the haul cables. The sheave wheels act as a guideway groove for the cables to travel in/move. The cables wrap around the sheave wheels and unwind and wind up as the Incline cars go up and down the hillside.
Six have been completed and installed. Two safety sheave wheels have not been delivered.
Over the past several months, the delivery date has continued to change on a bi-weekly basis. As of 5/23/23, the estimated delivery date is mid-June of 2023. This is two weeks later than the report on 5/9/23.
Once the remaining two safety sheave wheels are installed, the remaining work can move forward. The following sequence must occur before the Inclined Plane can re-open for public use.
1. Commissioning – Contractors test all components to ensure proper function. [45-60 days-without any issues]
2. CamTran/SSO Safety Certification – The Incline is classified as rail; therefore, it must follow the rules and regulations of the PA Rail Transit Safety Oversight Program (RTSRP). A comprehensive review of safety standard compliance. [2-3 weeks-without any issues].
3. Labor and Industry Inspection – Conducts a full inspection of the system to verify it is working safely and within the parameters of established standards for vehiculars. [7 days-without any issues]
4. Incline Operator Training – Personnel are trained and tested to pass the test(s) for specific personnel
directly involved with the operation of the Incline (2) months [Note: Operators require 65-80 hours training per person.]
If the two remaining sheave wheels are delivered in mid-June (as of 5/23/23 contractor report,) and based on the above steps and that every step goes 100% right, it puts the potential re-opening to the end of November. However, our regular operational schedule closes the Incline in December until Springtime. As a result, with this most recent up to date information CamTran will not reopen the Inclined Plane until Spring of 2024.
The Good News: We will have a rehabilitated Inclined Plane. The delays in the completion and installation of the Sheave Wheels were beyond CamTran’s control. It is very disappointing for CamTran, and we know the community at large, but now we look forward to re-opening in 2024.