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22
Mar

2018

Leitner Ropeways Building First 3S Gondola in Scandinavia

The new 3S gondola in Voss, Norway will be designed as part of a larger a multi-modal transport hub with rail and bus connections. Image from Leitner ropeways.

Leitner ropeways is proud to be the first company to introduce 3S gondola technology to Northern Europe. Voss Resorts, one of Norway’s top ski and leisure destinations, will be soon connected by a new 3S system that is scheduled to open in summer 2019.

While this aerial lift primarily serves a recreational function for winter and summer sport enthusiasts, the gondola’s bottom station will be built as a part of an integrated transport terminal. With the ropeway platform located on the third floor, passengers will be able to seamlessly connect to and from buses (located on the ground level) and rail service (located on the first floor). From the valley station, passengers will hop aboard one of thirteen ultra-chic Pininfarina “Symphony” cabins (35 person capacity).

Up to 1,500 passengers per hour will be able to ride the 2,000m long ropeway which transports riders over an elevation of 742m.

A new 450-person capacity restaurant with sweeping panoramic views will be built adjacent to the top station which strengthens Voss’ position as a premiere tourist destination. Image from Leitner ropeways.

Alongside a mountain side restaurant, the top station area will offer visitors a host of recreational opportunities for both summer and winter activities. The new 3S system not only replaces the resort’s old aerial tram (Hangursbanen) but will also complement Voss’ overall €31 million modernization program which improves the site’s hiking trails and ski areas.

Leaders in 3S Ropeways

3S technology is the most advanced and robust ropeway system available in the world today. Compared to other aerial ropeways, 3S systems have the highest wind resistance and highest line capacities. They have the ability to operate in wind speeds of up to 100km/h and can carry 6,000 persons per hour per direction.

So far, Leitner ropeways has built and designed 3S gondolas throughout the world with systems in Bolzano (Italy), Morzine/Avoriaz (France), Stubaital Valley (Austria), and Klein Matterhorn (Switzerland). This latest project in Voss is the continuation of Leitner ropeways’ success in designing 3S systems to solve challenging transportation problems.

To learn more about Leitner ropeways and the first 3S gondola in Scandinavia, please click here.

 

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02
Mar

2018

LEITNER Ropeways Modernizes Montjuïc Funicular

Montjuïc Funicular. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

The Montjuïc Funicular in Barcelona, Spain has been providing passengers with quick, reliable, and convenient transportation to the hill of Montjuïc since it was built in 1928 for the World Exhibition.

The 718m long cable-hauled line was then renewed in preparation for a flux of visitors who arrived in the City during the 1992 Summer Olympics. Most recently, LEITNER ropeways was selected to conduct modernization works on the transport line between November 2015 and April 2016.

As part of the work plan, the two vehicles were overhauled, the electrical and mechanical components and the ropes were replaced, and the brakes and the emergency brakes were modernized.

New video and audio systems were installed. Image by LEITNER ropeways.

The Montjuïc Funicular was also equipped with LeitControl, an innovative and intuitive control system.  Complex work processes are now improved and simplified which increases staff safety and comfort. In particular, Operations Manager Carlos Sanchez was impressed with how much information was now available to operators at a single glance.

The system remains a vital transit link in Barcelona which serves 1.5 million passengers per year. As the funicular can transport up to 8,000 passengers per hour per direction, this makes it one of the highest capacity funiculars in the world!  Today, the system is fully integrated with City’s transit network and is connected to Barcelona Metro’s L2 and L3 lines and the Leitner-built urban gondola, the Téléferic de Montjuïc.

To learn more about the modernization program and LEITNER ropeways, click here.

 

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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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