Restoration of Grade II listed water balance funicular railway

Installed in 1885, the Leas Lift is a grade II listed funicular railway linking the seafront and promenade in Folkestone, Kent.  The lift is a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering; unlike most funicular railways, the lift is a water balance lift operating using water and gravity, controlled from a small cabin at the top of the cliff.  By alternately filling and emptying tanks fixed beneath the two cars with water, the lift can carry fifteen passengers up and down the cliffs.  Its is one of only a handful of such lifts left in the world today.



The Hoppers
Goblands Farm Business Centre
Cemetery Lane
Kent TN11 0LT