IGA Berlin 2017 Cable Car

20
May

2017

Photo of the Week: IGA Berlin 2017 Cable Car

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02
May

2017

Urban Ropeway in Berlin Opens for IGA 2017

IGA Ropeway. Image from LEITNER Ropeways.

After much anticipation, the urban gondola for Berlin’s 2017 International Garden Show (IGA 2017) has finally opened for passenger service on April 13, 2017. As the investor, builder and operator of the IGA 2017 gondola, LEITNER Ropeways played a pivotal role in helping implement Berlin’s first cable car in 60 years. 

With over 5,000 events spread out over 104 hectares, IGA 2017 will function as a platform for intercultural dialogue and innovation. The event is designed with a focus on green urban spaces and culture, making the gondola a perfect fit for the horticultural exhibition. 

Gondola technology not only has a low footprint on the environment, it offers near silent operations with 100% barrier-free access. Passengers aboard the ropeway’s 65 ten-person cabins soar to heights of 25-30m.  

The 1.5km system is built over three stations, with a connection to the City’s “Kienberg-Gärten der Welt”  subway station. From here, passengers are flown across the exhibition grounds to the top of Kienberg (102m) near the “Wolkenhain” observation platform. Visitors can disembark at the intermediate station or they can remain onboard as the cable car continues to travel through to the exhibition’s central area.  

With a capacity of 3,000 pphpd, the estimated 2 million visitors to IGA 2017 will have stress-free, and convenient transport throughout the site. After six months, the exhibition will come to an end on October 15, 2017. However, the urban cable car will continue to operate as a vital transit and tourist link for locals and visitors alike. 

The system will provide a quick and sustainable 4.5 minute aerial ride to the subway for residents living in the Marzahn and Hellersdorf districts. The Berlin cable car is another example of LEITNER Ropeways growing presence in the urban transport market. To learn more about the urban gondola and LEITNER Ropeways, please click here.


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13
Apr

2016

Berlin’s Urban Ropeway Chugging Along (International Horticultural Exhibition / IGA 2017)

Exactly one year today, the International Horticultural Exhibition/IGA 2017 (German: Internationale Gartenausstellung 2017) in Berlin, Germany will begin.

To meet the upcoming deadline, construction work on the event and its cable car system has made significant headways. Just last month the gondola lift, built by LEITNER Ropeway, broke ground and yesterday, online media suggests that a half dozen towers have already been erected.

Photos from ski and rail forums in Germany confirm that civil and station infrastructure works is well underway.

Station and civil works and tower. Image by Bahnstern.

Station and tower. Image by Bahnstern.

Tower. Image by Bernstern.

First support tower. Image by Bernstern.

Tower. Image by Bahnstern.

Another support tower. Image by Bahnstern.

The 1.5km, 3 station urban cable car will be connected to the city’s U5 subway. This will not only enhance the system’s integration with rapid transit but also improve sustainable transport options for visitors.

For those who wish to continue tracking the system’s construction, you might not want to blink.

By the end of April, electromechanical components for the stations and towers are planned for completion. Subsequently, the cable will be strung and the cabins will be mounted. If there aren’t any bumps in the road, system testing will begin in the summer!

This incredibly quick turn around time is definitely a reminder of the speeds that are possible for urban gondola construction — a massive advantage for cities looking to install and improve their urban transport systems in a short period of time.

If you happen to live in or pass by Berlin, free tours of the construction site are offered every third Thursday of each month. And believe it or not, a live webcam is installed on site so fans worldwide can follow along from the comforts of their own home. Super cool!

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01
Mar

2016

Cable Car Breaks Ground for IGA Berlin 2017 (International Horticultural Exposition)

IGA Berlin 2017 Urban Cable Car. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

IGA Berlin 2017 Urban Cable Car. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

The launch of Germany’s biggest urban cable car project for the Berlin IGA 2017 (English: International Horticultural Exposition) will take place on March 16.

To celebrate this ground breaking event, LEITNER Ropeways will be on site with Berlin’s Mayor, Michael Müller.

The 1.5km urban ropeway was awarded to the South Tyrolean manufacturer in 2014 and will be the first cable car system in Berlin in 50 years.

Not only will the cable car allow visitors to experience the horticultural expo from a spectacular aerial perspective, it will also improve accessibility to 100 hectares of event grounds.

If you want more information and would like to participate in this event, click here.

IGA Berlin 2017 Cable Car Rendering. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

IGA Berlin 2017 cable car rendering. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

IGA Berlin 2017 cable car map. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

IGA Berlin 2017 cable car map. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

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