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10
Nov

2017

Premium Symphony 10 Cabin Presented by LEITNER ropeways

Symphony 10 cabin. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

The new Symphony 10 cabin by LEITNER ropeways features the latest advancements in modern ropeway design and functionality. As the “little sister” of the Pininfarina-crafted 3S Symphony cabin, this redesigned 10-passenger carrier provides passengers with greater comfort and convenience thanks to a number of technical and structural enhancements.

Compared to the traditional Diamond Series cabins, the roof of the 10 Symphony features a wider design. As a result, there is a greater sense of spaciousness for users. In addition, larger seats and cabin dimensions provide riders with more legroom and individual seating space.

Windows stretching from the floor to the top ensure that passengers have better viewing opportunities throughout their entire ropeway journey. For clients hoping to pamper their guests, automotive-style leather seats can be added to enhance visitor experience.

Symphony 10 cabins. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

With the new sliding door design, this means that the mechanism will not disturb passengers while the doors open. Meanwhile, the wider entryway makes boarding and alighting easier than ever before. Passengers can experience the new 10 Symphony cabins in the upcoming winter season onboard the Piz Seteur gondola in Val Gardena, Italy. To learn more about LEITNER ropeways and the 10 Symphony, please click here.

Piz Seteur 10-passenger gondola. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

 

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18
Oct

2017

Three Million Trips Aboard Berlin’s IGA 2017 Gondola

IGA 2017 Gondola. Image from LEITNER Ropeways.

During its 6-month run, Berlin’s IGA 2017 urban gondola provided green and barrier-free transport to a total of three million riders. During peak periods, the 3,000-person capacity ropeway recorded more than 35,000 passengers per day. Designed and operated by LEITNER Ropeways, the 10-passenger monocable urban gondola soared to heights of 30m and allowed visitors to admire the 100+ hectares of garden grounds from the sky.

As the German capital experienced the wettest summer ever recorded, attendance to the International Garden Show was unable to reach the two million visitor target. However, the event was still a success where 1.6 million guests visited the site between April 13, 2017 – October 15, 2017.

The 1.5km, 3-station gondola was a prominent attraction throughout its time during IGA 2017 and after a 40-day break, will resume service on December 1, 2017. The system’s close proximity to Berlin’s “Kienberg-Gärten der Welt” subway station means there is an opportunity for the cable car to provide ongoing service improvements to local transport in the years to come. Ongoing dialogue with City officials will discuss how the ropeway can be integrated with the local transit system.

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21
Sep

2017

LEITNER Ropeways Modernizes Dorfbahn Serfaus

Serfaus Dorfbahn. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

After 32 years of operations, the Dorfbahn Serfaus is now undergoing a full modernization program. This underground funicular, located in the popular Austrian ski town of Serfaus, operates on a bed of air cushion. It was built in 1986 to reduce traffic congestion in the village, replace crowded buses and to serve as a last mile solution between a car park and ski facilities.

LEITNER ropeways was chosen by Seilbahn Komperdell GmbH to conduct this program of work due to its specialized expertise in cable propelled solutions and air cushion technology. The company is responsible for all technical ropeway services which means the new funicular will be equipped with LEITNER’s quiet and sustainable DirectDrive and user-friendly LEITControl systems. In addition, the company will design and install the funicular’s communication, platform information, video and emergency radio systems.

With LEITNER’s latest air cushion and special DirectDrive technology, these innovative features will maximize safety, efficiency and comfort. Modernized air cushion technology ensures that funicular operations remain silent and with minimal vibrations as it travels underneath the village. The Dorfbahn Serfaus will also be the first DirectDrive installed on a standing traction sheave.

Construction of the funicular will be split into three phases with the system scheduled to open in 2019. Once implementation works are complete, the funicular’s capacity will be increased by 50% to 3,000 passengers per hour per direction.

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STATS

Capacity (pphpd) 3,000
Speed (m/s) 11
Drive Power (kw) 1,500
Length (m) 1,290
Stations 4
Vehicle Trainset with 3 individual cars
Drive system LEITNER DirectDrive

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05
Jul

2017

IGA Berlin 2017 Ropeway Celebrates One Million Riders

The IGA 2017 Ropeway provides green, barrier-free and near silent transport across the 100+ hectares of event grounds. Image from LEITNER Ropeways.

Berlin’s 2017 International Garden Show (IGA 2017) cable car has now transported more than one million passengers. This impressive milestone was reached in less than three months of operations after the system was inaugurated on April 13, 2017.

The 10-passenger monocable urban gondola, designed and operated by LEITNER Ropeways, is Berlin’s first aerial lift in 60 years. Since its opening, the system has been huge attraction for guests.

The 65 cabins (6 with transparent floors) on the gondola travels up to 30m above ground throughout the site from Kienbergpark to the “Gärten der Welt”. Tickets for the gondola ride is included as part of the IGA 2017 entrance fee.

Katharina Lohmann (managing director IGA) and Michael Tanzer (managing director Selibahn Berlin) surprises Claudia Blaurock (millionth passenger) with a IGA book, bobsleigh vouchers and flowers. Image from LEITNER Ropeways.

A total of 3,000 passengers per hour per direction can be transported onboard the IGA 2017 cable car. Once the exhibition comes to a close on October 15, 2017, the ropeway will continue to operate. The system will function as part of Berlin’s local transport system and provide a direct 4.5 minute connection between the districts of Marzahn and Hellersdorf and the “Kienberg – Gärten der Welt” subway station.

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30
May

2017

LEITNER Ropeways 2016 Annual Report

LEITNER Ropeways 2016 Annual Report.

LEITNER Ropeways, a world leader in ropeway manufacturing and design, has released its long-awaited 2016 Annual Report.

The South Tyrolean company expanded its presence in both alpine and urban mobility settings with the implementation of dozens of innovative cable-driven systems worldwide. Since 1888, LEITNER Ropeways has been building cable lifts renowned for their premium quality, superb functionality and sophisticated design.

This year’s annual report celebrates the company’s 40 installations built in 2016 which are now found in 11 countries. A select number of ropeway are highlighted below thanks to the impact and achievements that they have had in providing high-performance and energy efficient transport in the urban and ski transport settings.


MM100 PISAMOVER

MM100 PISAMOVER

The PisaMover is an automatic people mover designed with LEITNER Ropeway’s MiniMetro technology. The 1,760m bottom-supported ropeway provides passengers with a quick and comfortable five minute connection between Galileo Galilei Airport, an intermediary 1,400 space car park (San Giusto/Aurelia) and Tuscany’s central train station (Pisa Central).

Before the introduction of the PisaMover, passengers travelling between the central district and the airport had to rely on polluting, and inefficient buses that were often stuck in heavy traffic. However, thanks to the new cable drawn people mover, an estimated two million passengers will be able to reach their destination comfortably with reliable travel times.

LEITNER Ropeways won the contract to build the PisaMover in a public-private-partnership arrangement alongside Italian construction company Condotte d’Acqua.


TD32 EISGRATBAHN I+II Neustift (Stubai) / AT

TD32 EISGRATBAHN I+II

The Eisgratbahn is truly a pioneer in the world of ropeway innovation and design. At 4.7km in length, the Eisgratbahn is the Alps longest tricable detachable gondola and is the world’s first tricable gondola that features non-stop operations between two sections.

This means that passengers can reach Stubai Glacier hassle free as they can travel the entire length of the system without having to disembark and reembark. The ride experience is further enhanced with spacious boarding areas, panoramic glass windows, real leather seats and Wi-Fi in all cabins.

This tricable gondola is the first ropeway to feature the brand new “Symphony” cabins that were created by sports car designer, Pininfarina. Lastly, LEITNER’s energy-efficient and gearless DirectDrive system was also installed for the first time on a tricable gondola.


GD10 ECATEPEC I+II

GD10 ECATEPEC I+II

Opened on October 4, 2016, Mexicable is North America’s newest urban gondola and Mexico’s first public transit ropeway. The 5km cable car is built with detachable technology lift technology, and carries 17,000 passengers each day via seven stations. The system is located Ecatepec de Morelos, a district 25km northeast of Mexico City.

The Mexicable was built as part of a larger social redevelopment project which aims to not only improve travel time and safety, but to enliven the cityscape through public art displays. The system operates for 17 hours each day and has contributed to a higher quality of life for residents living in the densely populated district.

Commuters in the past spent 50 minutes on crowded and uncomfortable buses. However, thanks to the cable car, riders can travel the same distance and reach the main road connecting to Mexico City in just 19 minutes — a time savings of 62%! LEITNER Ropeway’s exclusive in-house and gearless drive solution, DirectDrive, was installed for the first time in North America onboard the Mexicable.


GD10 BERLIN IGA 2017

GD10 Berlin IGA 2017

Berlin’s 2017 International Garden Show (IGA 2017) has featured a spectacular 1.5km urban ropeway as one of the horticultural festival’s main centrepieces. 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.

Thanks to the cable car’s direct connection to the subway, the estimated two million visitors to the garden show will have access to sustainable and fully accessible transport. As the investor, builder and operator of the IGA 2017 gondola, LEITNER Ropeways played a unique role in helping implement this cable car.

While the garden show will come to an end in October 2017, the urban gondola will continue to operate thereafter. As such, residents living in Marzahn and Hellersdorf district will have a quick and convenient public transit connection to the subway and city centre.

To read and learn more about the cable cars built by LEITNER Ropeways in 2016, please click here.


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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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30
Mar

2017

LEITNER Ropeways Improves Urban Mobility in Tuscany with PisaMover

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The automated PisaMover provides rapid transit to Galileo Galilei Airport. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

The PisaMover in Tuscany, Italy is the latest cable-drawn urban rail transport system built by LEITNER ropeways. The automated people mover was implemented as part of the City’s comprehensive infrastructure plans to enhance cycling, walking and public transit.

Officially inaugurated on March 18, 2017, the new 1,760m cable transport system was designed with MiniMetro technology and provides users with a direct five minute connection between the City’s main train station (Pisa Central), an intermediary 1,400 space car park (San Giusto/Aurelia) and Galileo Galilei airport. The PisaMover operates at speeds of up to 40km/h with vehicle capacities of 107 passengers per train (two trains of three connected cabins).

LEITNER ropeways collaborated with a diverse team of professionals which included Italian star architect Adolfo Natalini (vehicle and station design) and the University of Pisa (special vehicle bogy design for added comfort). LEITNER’s DirectDrive technology was used to maximize energy savings, emissions reduction and noise reduction.

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PisaMover is projected to transport 2.0 – 2.6 million passengers each year. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

Before the PisaMover, passengers were subject to shuttle bus rides on congested roads between the train station and the airport. However with the introduction of the cable-drawn people mover, it will help reduce road traffic, enhance ride comfort and improve urban mobility.

This innovative transport line was built for 72 million Euros under a pubic-private-partnership arrangement between LEITNER ropeways and Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A., one of Italy’s largest construction companies. The system will be operated by the two companies for 33 years before it is transferred to the municipality of Pisa.

Infobox

System: MiniMetro
Length (m): 1,760
Number of Vehicles: 2
Speed (km/h): Up to 40
Passenger Capacity: 107 persons per vehicle
Journey Time: 5 min (incl stop at mid-station)

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