55-ATW Fräkmüntegg - Pilatus Kulm (Dragon Ride)
|Vertical rise||647.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,387.0 m|
The new reversible aerial tramway known as the Dragon Ride replaces its 60-year-old predecessor on Pilatus Kulm in Switzerland. The more spacious cabins with panoramic windows and the shorter trip time give the tram higher capacity. It now takes guests just 3.5 minutes to reach the top terminal from Fräkmüntegg. Whereas the “old” tram could carry 480 passengers an hour, the new installation has a capacity of close on 600. The ropeway experts integrated the larger, modern installation into the existing upper and lower terminals.
The attractive aerodynamic CWA cabins travel safely to their destination even in high winds. In addition, the new tramway features an integrated recovery concept, which enables the cabins to be run back to the terminal at any time if they become stranded on the line and dispenses with the need to build a conventional rescue ropeway.