A incline elevator is a traction elevator that travels on angle. Many elevator enthusiasts mistakenly call them "Inclinators" when that term is not correct, Inclinator is the name of a elevator company.

Notable incline elevators installations

Hong Kong

  • Cameron Mansion, The Peak (1951, mod:1990s)
  • Po Fook Hill Columbarium, Sha Tin, (1990[1]/2009[2])(mod:2018[3])
  • Tai O Heritage Hotel, (2012)[4]
  • Discovery Bay North, (2014)[5]


  • The Valley Resort, Bandung[6]
  • The Rock Bar - Ayana Resort Jimbaran, Bali (2010)[7]
  • Bvlgari Resort, Bali, Indonesia[7]
  • Nammos Beach Club - Karma Kandara Resort, Bali[7]
  • Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali (2008)[7]

United States

  • Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, NV[8]
  • Huntington (WMATA station), Huntington, VA
  • Cityplace/Uptown (DART station)(west and east elevators), Dallas, TX
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Grand Coulee Dam, Washington
  • Shadowbrook Restaurant Capitola, CA
  • 34th Street-Hudson Yards (MTA station), New York, NY


  • Several Paris metro stations
  • Public Poma/Otis in Méribel-Mottarets ski resort
  • Montmartre Funiculars (now changed into inclined elevators), Paris
  • Old city of Langres

Other countries

  • Bilbao Metro, Bilbao, Spain[9]
  • Peace Tower at the International Peace Garden, Morton, Manitoba,Canada
  • Doi Suthep, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • Tang Guan Hill, Songkhla, Thailand
  • metro stations Haje and Vltavska, Prague, Czech Republic [9]
  • hotel NH, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Koliesko-Priehyba, Jasna, Slovakia
  • Zentrum Shuttle, Sölden, Austria
  • Snow Cab, Obergurgl, Austria
  • Hopsi-Express, Schladming, Austria
  • Weltcupexpress, Zauchensee, Austria

Notes and references

  1. Original Cabin installed by Gangloff. Original Machinery were installed by Schindler.
  2. Originally was Maspero, Installed by Chun Ming.
  3. The two elevators are being replaced from 2018 by Schindler.
  4. Brand is Sematic (Machinery were installed by Hütter-Aufzüge). Installed by Techfaith Engineering, but currently maintained by Schindler.
  5. Installed by Techfaith Engineering, but currently maintained by Taizoom.
  6. Installed by Pillar.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Installed by Access Automation.
  8. Installed by Otis.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Installed by ThyssenKrupp.

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Drive systems: Traction • Winding Drum • Hydraulic

Types of elevators: Double DeckDumbwaiterFireman'sFreightIncline • PassengerResidentialWheelchair lift

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