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Doppelmayr installed a pulsed movement gondola lift to provide a convenient link service from the railroad station Petite-Rivière-Saint-François on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River to the Massif Express gondola (supplied by Doppelmayr; went into service in 2011) which takes passengers to the heart of the Canadian ski resort Le Massif. Operations on the pulsed-movement gondola are timed in line with train arrivals.
The new gondola link went into service in January 2012 with four groups of carriers, each consisting of three 8-passenger cabins. At the Saint Lawrence River, space is in scant supply on the narrow strip of riverbank next to the rail station, especially as the lift has to cross the highway and an access road at the base of the ski resort. This made it necessary to give the start of the ropeline a steep gradient of 43°.