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Further improvements for popular seaside attraction

FURTHER safety improvements to one the region’s best-loved tourist attractions are due to take place.

Saltburn’s Cliff Tramway will close for one week from Monday 9 September to install a new hydraulic pump and to carry out its twice-yearly Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations inspection.

The new hydraulic pump will be an improvement to the existing manual safety system to the benefit of the visitors and reduce outage times for scheduled maintenance.

Councillor Wayne Davies Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Our famous tramway has been in operation since 1884, so every now and then it needs some tender loving care.

“Keeping a Victorian antique vehicle in working order is a big task. We’d rather not close it but it is essential it is shut temporarily to adhere to regulation changes and to maintain safety standards which can’t be compromised.

“We’ve planned this short closure to take place after the school holidays to minimise disruption to people enjoying a day at Saltburn beach.”

The pump will be fitted from Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 September and testing and inspections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 12 September and Friday 13 September.