This article is about the the specialised elevator system for long journeys aboard Red Dwarf. Not to be confused with the more common elevators.

Xpress Lifts Interior

The boys take a ride ("Stasis Leak", Series II)

The Xpress Lifts were a type of elevator transport system employed for long journeys within the interior of the massive Jupiter Mining Corporation spaceship Red Dwarf.


Series II

Like most of the corridors on the ship, the Xpress Lifts were labelled in both English and Esperanto.

Since there were thousands of decks, such journeys could take a very long time, and so there was in-flight (or in-lift) entertainment similar to an airplane flight, awful elevator music, terrible food (according to the Cat), Lister felt claustrophobic, and an automated hostess who advised the occupants to commit suicide should anything go wrong (even demonstrating how to do so). The Xpress lifts came with a Black Box for recording a last will and testament, and cyanide pills drop down instead of oxygen masks.

The Dwarfers once used the Xpress Lifts to go 2,567 floors from the Z Shift sleeping quarters down to Floor 16 in their search for a stasis leak. Lister found the experience so distressing that he vowed to never use the Xpress Lifts again. ("Stasis Leak", Series II)



  • Lister: "I hate this stuff. It really freaks me out!"
  • Lift Hostess: "Thank you for travelling Xpress Lifts. Sorry for the delay."
    Cat: "Apologize for the chicken! First meal I've ever had where the container tasted better than the food!"


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