West Hill lift repairs delayed

Plans to return the main drive wheel of the West Hill lift this morning had to be abandoned in the aftermath of storm Ciara. Engineers had expected to crane the wheel back in to place at around 8am today following its return from a foundry in Rotherham. But with gusts of wind around 30 mph, […]

West Hill lift to remain closed for longer than expected

The West Hill lift, the 127-year-old funicular railway connecting George Street to the top of the West Hill in Hastings Old Town, will remain closed for longer than expected. Kevin Boorman, marketing manager for the Hastings Borough Council, explained: “We are very disappointed to learn that the damage to the West Hill lift’s main drive […]