Monongahela Incline

143 West Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-442-2000


Built in 1870, the Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the United States.

A funicular is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope; the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other.

The incline was built by Prussian-American engineer John Enders (1869-1883) and operated as part of the city's mass transit system. It is named after the nearby Monongahela River. Locals often refer to the funicular as the "Mon Incline".

Its lower station is across the street from the Station Square shopping complex and its upper complex is located on Mount Washington, providing a magnificent view of the city.

Hours of operation

Sunday, 8:45 a.m. to Midnight
Monday through Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.


There is limited on-street parking available near the upper complex.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 42L - Library
  • 42S - South Hills Village via Beechview
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