8-MGD Grasjoch Bahn
|Customer||Silvretta Montafon Bergbahnen AG|
|Location||St. Gallenkirch, Austria|
|Vertical rise||1,160.0 m|
|Inclined length||3,855.0 m|
The Doppelmayr Group has set another milestone in modern ropeway engineering with the erection of the Grasjoch 8-passenger gondola lift for Silvretta Montafon Bergbahnen AG. The Grasjoch lift is the world’s first detachable gondola incorporating an innovative recovery concept which ensures that the carriers can always be brought back to the stations in a rescue scenario. This does away with the need for a conventional evacuation, such as lowering the passengers by rope. The key to this concept is the principle of redundant design: All function-related parts and equipment are duplicated and independently operable. Passengers can therefore sit back and relax, with top ride comfort and the utmost safety guaranteed.