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VOTED ONE OF THE TOP TEN SITES IN THE WORLD
FOR VIEWING A  CITYSCAPE BY USA TODAY
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Hours and Fares
Monday through Saturday:
5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sundays and Holidays:
7:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cash fares as well as Port Authority bus passes and tickets are accepted as payment.

Contact Information
Parking:
1197 West Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA.  15219

Phone Number: 412.381.1665
Fax: 412.381.1943
Mailing Address
and Wheelchair Acessibility:
1220 Grandview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA.  15211


The Duquesne Incline
1197 WEST CARSON STREET
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15219
SINCE 1877

Wheelchair Accessibility at our Upper Station

Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding one of the few remaining inclines in the country. Opened on May 20, 1877, the Duquesne Incline was rescued and restored by a group of local residents in 1963 and still delights residents and visitors with its original, elegant, wooden cable cars.  Now you can visit the interior of the incline and watch the machinery while it operates.  The Duquesne Incline's upper station houses a museum of Pittsburgh history, including photos and a storehouse of information on inclines from around the world. Unusual Pittsburgh souvenirs, maps and photos can be found at the gift shop.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Exact Fare\Change Machine 

The Duquesne Incline is part of the transportation system in Pittsburgh and therefore uses the same _CASH_ fare system as the buses and trolleys. A change machine is available for your convenience.  Having the exact fare in hand speeds up the payment process considerably.

Seniors, 65 and older ride free.
The Duquesne Incline is required to request either a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen ID card or Medicare card as proof of age, no exceptions, in order to be reimbursed by the Commonwealth of PA.

Sorry, no rest rooms.  A port-a-john is available outside of the lower station. The Duquesne Incline has been part of Pittsburgh's transportation system (not an amusement ride) since 1877 like a trolley or the cable cars of San Francisco.

Saturday's and Sunday's after noon are our busiest times.  Expect to wait in line for about 10 minutes in both directions.

Wheelchair accessibility is available at the upper station at 1220 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, 15211.  There are many steps to traverse from the lower station parking lot.

Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more
A free guided tour is available Monday through Friday only.
All tours must be scheduled in advance.
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Field Trips


Fun,educational and no extra charge for students and youth groups.  Teacher's lesson packet also free.
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Patch Program