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The first customer of the year traveled from the spa to the Esplanade on Friday, September 23rd at 10am.

The cliff lift was closed last year due to mechanical problems.

Cliff Lift Supervisor Alan Wilson said:

Britain’s oldest cliffs have reopened today after being closed for a year.

“The motor room needed structural work. The roll steel joists had corroded and had to be replaced.

“Some sleepers had to be replaced and it was the vehicles themselves that delayed the opening.

“The fixings from the machine to the chassis had worn over the years and weren’t as solid as they should have been, so there are new fittings all over the car and the steel on top is galvanized.”

Opened in 1875, the Cliff Lift is the oldest in the country.

The Cliff Lift will continue to operate with a monthly timetable coming.

It was built to connect the South Cliff Esplanade with Scarborough Spa, at the time the most popular music venue outside London.

It was originally run on seawater, but used a counterweight system depending on the number of people riding in the carriage.

Currently, the system works using electricity.

The Spa is hosting the Scarborough Jazz Festival this weekend. The Cliff Lift will operate today Friday 23rd September and he Saturday 24th September from 10am to 12:15am.

On Sunday, September 24th, the lifts will operate from 10am to 10:30pm.

Lifts operate daily from 10am to 5pm, with different hours on event days.

Here is the timetable.

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