The king of aerial ropeways
Efficient and reliable
The defining feature of this type of ropeway is its reversible movement. In most cases, it comprises one or two carriers which travel back and forth between the stations. They are propelled along one or two track ropes by means of a haul rope. The carriages of the carriers, which travel along the track ropes, are connected to one another by means of the upper and lower haul rope. In one of the stations the haul rope is propelled by the drive system; in the other station it is loaded by means of a counterweight to achieve the necessary tension. Doppelmayr/Garaventa also builds aerial tramways in special constructions to accommodate specific customer wishes and requirements.
Aerial tramways cross valleys, ravines, rivers and glaciers with ease; they also provide an increasingly popular solution for urban transport. Rope spans can be as long as 3 km. Cabins can be designed to carry between 6 and 200 passengers, enabling the tramway to achieve a transport capacity of 500 to 2,000 passengers per hour, depending on travel speed (up to 12 m/s) and system length.
The reversible aerial tramway at a glance
- Rope spans of up to 3 km possible
- Transport capacity up to 2,000 passengers per hour and direction
- Combined transport of passengers and freight possible
- Suitable for use in difficult terrain