Bridgnorth Cliff Railway - Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Posted by: BruceS
N 52° 32.069 W 002° 25.100
30U E 539454 N 5820646
Quick Description: Historic funicular railway in the town of Bridgnorth in the English county of Shropshire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 1:47:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM9TGN
The line links the Low Town of Bridgnorth, adjacent to the River Severn, with the High Town. The funicular opened July 7, 1892. Originally it was a water operated funicular in that water was pumped to the upper car until it was heavy enough to pull the lower car up the hill as it was itself lowered and then the water was pumped from the new lower car to the new upper car to repeat the process. The railway is now operated electrically. It is an important infrastructure to the city and operates 362 days a year (it is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). The cost of a round trip is £1, one-way tickets are not available.
Hours of operation
Summer Mon - Sat 8am - 8pm Winter Mon - Sat 8am - 6:30pm
Sunday 12noon - 8pm Sunday 12noon - 6:30pm
The coordinates listed are for the top of the railway.
Seasonal?: Open All Year
Funicular's Official Website: [Web Link]
Length of Track: 201 feet
Angle of Incline: 64%
Elevation: 111 feet
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