Johnstown Inclined Plane might be fixed in 2 weeks
Officials are hoping that the Johnstown Inclined Plane will be repaired within two weeks.
The incline has been out of service since breaking down June 28 a few feet from its station. Fire crews helped to get stranded passengers to safety.
The Cambria County Transit Authority, or CamTran, told the (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat that the 123-year-old incline uses unique technology. Finding workers who know how to repair the system has delayed the process.
Workers were trying to diagnose the problem Thursday and hope to pinpoint the problem within days.
CamTran spokesman Josh Yoder says officials hope to reopen the incline by the weekend of July 25.
The incline was built in 1891 to rescue residents, two years after the first of three catastrophic floods hit Johnstown.
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