Upper Barrakka lift opened
The Upper Barrakka lift which provides a link between Grand Harbour and the Barrakka was inaugurated yesterday evening by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi.
The €2.5 million project was part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and was built to replace the original lift which existed between 1905 and 1970.
A sign from the original lift which reads "The Barrakka lift, the quickest way to the city" was also unveiled by the Prime Minister and Transport Minister Austin Gatt.
The lift glides effortlessely to the Upper Barrakka in around 25 seconds and can take up to 21 passengers in each of the two cabins. Passengers will pay €1 from January 2013.