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01
May

2018

Doppelmayr to Start Work on New Cable Liner in London

Installation works for the Luton’s automated people mover, known as the Direct Air to Rail Transit (DART) system, is set to begin in 2019 and open for public service by 2021. Image from Doppelmayr.

Thanks to the upcoming Cable Liner Double Shuttle by Doppelmayr, travel times for passengers transiting between central London’s St. Pancras International station and Luton Airport will be just 30 minutes. The DART train will greatly enhance passenger convenience and comfort as the fully automated rope-driven transit line will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

The 2km transport system is comprised of two 4-car trains (170 passengers per train) which operate on two independent tracks. With train frequencies of four minutes, the Cable Liner can deliver up 2,720 passengers per hour per direction.

The system broke ground on April 17th and is part of a larger investment project which aims to support the expected 18 million annual passengers which will fly in and out of Luton airport in the near future.

Doppelmayr and local team members come together to celebrate the start of the Luton DART project. Image from Doppelmayr.

 

Doppelmayr will not only operate the train for the first five years, but will partner with nearby schools and colleges in Luton to ensure that local businesses and young people will be involved in the DART’s implementation.

The new Cable Liner builds upon Doppelmayr’s experience and success in the United Kingdom as Luton Airport becomes the second airport in the country to utilize Cable Liner technology after Birmingham’s Air Rail Link project in 2003. To learn more about this project, click here.



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18
Apr

2018

Doppelmayr Yearbook 2018: Urban Transport Highlights and More

Since its founding in 1893, Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group has implemented 14,800 ropeways in 92 countries around the globe. Images from Doppelmayr.

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group’s annual Worldwide publication is back.

The 2018 issue was released last week and features over ninety cable-propelled projects that were built by the world’s largest ropeway manufacturer.

Similar to its previous editions (e.g. 2016, 2017), cable transport enthusiasts will be delighted by the yearbook’s vivid photo spreads, descriptive summaries, and statistical profiles.

Some of this edition’s biggest highlights include not only the ever-growing number of urban gondola lines in La Paz, Bolivia, but also the record-breaking installations in Switzerland, Vietnam and Germany.

Worldwide 2018 documents an impressive array of ropeway projects and covers: six Funicular Railways; seven Reversible Aerial Tramways; two 3S Gondola Lifts; three Combination Lifts; twenty-two Detachable Gondola Lifts; twenty-five Detachable Chairlifts; fourteen Fixed-Grip Chairlifts; fourteen Surface Lifts; one Material Transport System; three Monoracks; and one CABLE Liner.

 

10-MGD Línea Naranja I & II

10-MGD Línea Naranja I & II. Image from Doppelmayr.

Línea Naranja (Orange Line) was inaugurated in September 2017 by Bolivian President, Evo Morales. The four station urban gondola has a capacity of 3,000 passengers per hour and was built in two sections (1,584m and 983m).

By connecting Línea Roja (Red Line) and Línea Blanca (White Line), Línea Naranja provides passengers with opportunities to transfer throughout the entire Mí Teleférico network. Plaza Villarroel, the ropeway’s eastern terminus, featured the world’s first gondola station designed beneath a public square.

This system marks the fifth urban gondola system that has opened as part of the world’s largest urban gondola network. La Paz/El Alto’s visionary urban gondola plans has inspired cities around the globe to explore how aerial ropeways can help solve urban transport challenges.

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23
Feb

2018

Sky Blue Line and White Line Welcomes Bolivian President

President Evo Morales inspects two new urban gondola lines on the Mi Teleférico. Image by Doppelmayr.

The world’s largest network of ropeways continues to rapidly expand as the White Line (Línea Blanca) and section 1 of the Sky Blue Line (Línea Celeste) are scheduled to enter public service next month in March.

The Bolivian president alongside Doppelmayr representatives were the first riders to test the two new urban gondolas last month. The Sky Blue Line and White Line will dramatically enhance system connectivity by creating four new interchange stations. Collectively, the two new cable cars will enable passengers to one day make convenient transfers to the Orange Line (Línea Naranja), the Brown Line (Línea Café), the Yellow Line (Línea Amarilla) and the Green Line (Línea Verde).

President Morales began his trip at Liberator station on the Sky Blue Line in the south before making his journey northbound to the White Line. The President was impressed with progress of implementation works as he commended the efforts of staff to help modernize the city’s rapid transit system and to help the urban gondola network enter the record books.

To learn more about the Sky Blue Line, White Line and Doppelmayr, click here.

The President was on hand to address the media and congratulate staff on their achievements. Image by Doppelmayr.

Overview map of the entire Mi Teleférico network. Image by Doppelmayr.

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16
Jan

2018

Doppelmayr’s Urban Gondolas Transport 100 Million Riders in La Paz-El Alto

The Red Line (2.3km, 3 stations) is the first of eleven urban ropeways in the world’s highest capital city.  Image by Doppelmayr.

A new milestone has been reached by the world’s largest network of urban gondolas in La Paz-El Alto, Bolivia. Since the Red Line (Spanish: Línea Roja) was first built in 2014 by Doppelmayr, ropeway technology has revolutionized city transport in the two Bolivian cities.

Mi Teleférico, the state company in charge of the projects, announced that its 100th million passenger was transported on November 16, 2017. Five urban gondola lines, spread over 20 stations and totalling 17.6km, have opened in less than four years. Five additional systems are currently under construction and once complete, the entire network will reach nearly 34km.

Doppelmayr congratulates Mi Teleférico for achieving such spectacular results in such a short period of time. By the end of 2018, two more urban gondola systems, the White Line (Spanish: Línea Blanca) and the Sky Blue (Spanish: Línea Celeste) are planned to enter commercial service.

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02
Nov

2017

Doppelmayr Showcases New Urban Gondolas in Oakland and Busan

WIR Issue 3 2017. Image from Doppelmayr.

The world’s largest ropeway manufacturer, Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, has recently released its latest customer magazine, WIR Issue 3. The publication is one of the industry’s top magazines which tracks many of the latest developments happening in the world of cable cars.

In this year’s third edition, Doppelmayr documents not only the company’s commitment to quality, but showcases how urban gondolas are enhancing recreational and transportation opportunities for visitors in Oakland, Busan and London.

Busan Air Cruise. Image from Doppelmayr.

Busan Air Cruise

South Korea’s Daewon Plus collaborated with Doppelmayr to open the country’s first ropeway that travels directly over an ocean. Known as the Busan Air Cruise, the new D-Line cable car delivers passengers to Songdo Beach, one of Busan’s most popular landmarks. Thanks to Doppelmayr’s innovative Recovery Concept system, passenger safety is maximized. This safety mechanism features a series of redundant drive-line systems that ensures the cabins will return to a station in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure of the primary drive-line.

With a vertical rise of 54m, riders can enjoy scenic views of the sea and coastline. For an even more exciting trip, users can hop onboard one of the thirteen glass bottom cabins. During its first weekend, the gondola was met with great fanfare and transported 25,000 passengers! To complement a visitor’s overall experience, tourists can visit Songdo Doppelmayr World, the country’s first museum dedicated to ropeway technology.

Oakland Zoo Gondola. Image from Doppelmayr.

Oakland Zoo 

Doppelmayr USA was chosen to build the new 561m long gondola which leads to the Oakland Zoo’s 56-acre expansion site. The fully ADA-compliant system has level platform loading/unloading so users of all mobility levels can easily board a cabin to visit the new California Trail and hilltop restaurant.

With the gondola’s safari-style bar windows, visitors will have great viewing opportunities of native animal species which include grizzly bears, mountain lions and buffaloes. During inclement weather, a lightweight polycarbonate panel can be placed over the cabin’s bars to protect passengers from rain, wind and cold. Riders can enjoy ample comfort in the spacious Omega IV LIW tall cabins designed by CWA.

Emirates Air Line. Image from Doppelmayr.

Emirates Air Line

Since the Emirates Air Line cable car was inaugurated in June 2012, London’s first urban gondola has exceeded all user and operator expectations. The system has logged 26,500 operating hours and transported 8.5 million passengers with a 99.94% availability rate.

With these impressive results, not only has it surpassed all contractual obligations and industry benchmarks, it has made the cable car the most popular transport mode in the entire Transport for London (TfL) network. As a partner dedicated to safety and excellence, TfL renewed its trust and commitment towards Doppelmayr by renewing its operating contract for five more years.

More exciting developments, such as Doppelmayr’s new headquarters and ski lifts in Sweden, are discussed thoroughly in WIR Issue 3/2017. To learn more about these products and services, please click here.

 

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14
Sep

2017

Doppelmayr Trains Next Generation of Ropeway Specialists

Doppelmayr’s new apprentices for 2017. Image from Doppelmayr.

A new team of students officially began their apprenticeship this month at Doppelmayr’s headquarters in Wolfurt, Austria. As part of their vocational training, 34 young men and women will learn the ins and outs of ropeway design through educational programs related to electrical engineering, metalworking, mechanical engineering, mechatronics and machining engineering.

With the additional students from the 2017 class, a record 104 apprentices are now honing their craft at Doppelmayr. Apprenticeships are a longstanding tradition at the world’s largest ropeway company and have been instrumental to its success since the business was established in 1893. Company founder, Konrad Doppelmayr, himself was an apprentice to a village blacksmith during the early stages of his career.

These students, at just 15 or 16 years old, spend one day at school and four days at Doppelmayr. For many of them, these apprenticeships are the start of an exciting and rewarding career in the cable car industry. For those interested in training with Doppelmayr, please contact Mrs. Renate Prinz from Apprentice Training by telephone (05574/604-1059) or email (renate.prinz@doppelmayr.com).

To learn more about Doppelmayr and its training program, please click here.



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23
Aug

2017

Doppelmayr Builds China’s First Tricable Gondola

Lushan Tricable Gondola. Image by Doppelmayr.

Thanks to the ropeway experts at Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, China’s first tricable gondola (3S) has started operations on the famous Lushan/Mount Lushan in Jiangxi province. Renowned for its natural beauty and historical significance, the mountain was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Mount Lushan is a prominent getaway for tourists year round, but is particularly popular during the summer months when visitors travel there to escape the heat and enjoy the cool weather.

With the new ropeway, visitors now have safe, scenic and environmentally-friendly transport to Mount Lushan in just seven and a half minutes. Before the cable car was constructed, tourists had to travel via a winding 15-kilometre mountain road.

Lushan Tricable Gondola. Image by Doppelmayr.

The 2,864m ropeway was built with an initial capacity of 3,000 passengers per hour per direction (29 thirty passenger cabins) but can be expanded in the future to 4,000 passengers per hour per direction (39 thirty passenger cabins). The ability to expand will allow system operators to accommodate future visitorship growth.

To ensure the World Heritage Site status and environment is not impacted, the tricable gondola simply glides over the protected area with an unsupported rope span nearing 1,600 meters in length! Due to the incredible technological capabilities of 3S technology, it was the only ropeway type that could satisfy local design conditions while providing the necessary transport capacities.

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