People using Shanklin cliff lift can travel for free while an important road improvement scheme to upgrade the town’s esplanade is underway.
As reported yesterday, the works are due to start after the busy Easter holidays on Tuesday 23rd April and last for 9 working days.
During this period, the Isle of Wight Council will suspend cliff lift charges — normally £1.60 adult return (£1.20 single) and £1 junior return (60p single) — and allow people to travel for free, including weekends.
The authority is keen to ensure the works cause minimal disruption to residents, local businesses and tourists and that people can continue to access the seafront.
The cliff lift provides an important connection between businesses at the top of the cliff and those on Shanklin Esplanade.
Councillor Ian Ward, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, said:
“We want to send out a clear message that Shanklin is open for business throughout these improvement works.”
The lift is currently open between 10:00 and 18:00, 7 days a week.