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16
Sep

2016

LEITNER Ropeways: Sky High Views of Wildlife and Nature at Cabárceno Natural Park

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Cabárceno cable car. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Cabárceno Natural Park is not your typical zoo or greenspace. Except for the provision of food, over 120 unique species of wildlife can be found living in a near natural/unaltered state over a 750ha expanse of reclaimed mining lands.

In the past, visitors to this massive parkland only had the option to drive, walk or bike through 20 km (12.4 mi) of roads. As of September 2016, visitors can glide through Northern Spain’s most popular destination onboard two environmentally friendly cable cars built by LEITNER Ropeways.

Sitting in the cable cars, guests can now view the park, its animals and the nearby city of Santander at vantage points never experienced before.

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Passengers get unique views of wildlife. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

System map. Image LEITNER Ropeways.

System map. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Unparalleled Comfort, Reliability, and Experience

The two cable lifts combined provide visitors nearly 5 km of aerial fun over 4 stations, with a ride time of more than 20 minutes.

While both systems operate independently from each other, passengers can conveniently transfer between lines at the central interchange station.

Cabárceno Line 1 operates in a unique, unidirectional configuration that is shaped in form of a triangle. A total of 38 cabins provide a line capacity of 1,000 persons per hour. Visitors also have the choice to board two glass bottom cabins for a more exhilarating experience.

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Passenger boarding station. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Interchange Station. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Convenient transfers between lines 1 and 2. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Reducing Disruption and Noise, and Enhancing Sustainability 

To minimize disruption to wildlife, special drones were used to lay and install the ropes at sensitive locales. This meant that animals could remain in their habitats undisturbed.

In addition, the two cable lifts were designed with LEITNER Ropeways’ DirectDrive and LeitDrive systems. These unique drive solutions, offered only by LEITNER Ropeways, provides the benefits of lowered emissions, reduced noise and lowered maintenance requirements.

Overall the new ropeways provide users with a superior travel experience, and help the park minimize its impact to the natural environment.

 

Cabárceno Line 1:

Length 3,795 m
Vertical Distance 158.5 m
Speed 4 m/s
Capacity 1,000 p/h
Trip Time 15 min 57 sec
Number of Cabins 38
Number of Towers 22

 

Cabárceno Line 2:

Length 1,061 m
Vertical Distance 101.25 m
Speed 4 m/s
Capacity 1,000 p/h
Trip Time 4 min 27 sec
Number of Cabins 22
Number of Towers 6



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13
Jun

2016

LEITNER Ropeways 2015 Annual Report – Revolutionizing Urban Ropeway Transport

LEITNER Ropeways has released its 2015 Annual Report.

In this stunning publication, the South Tyrolean manufacturer documents a total of 28 cable lifts spread across the world in 13 countries.

This year was noteworthy as at it marked the 15th anniversary of LEITNER’s unique drive solution — the Direct Drive. This system, which offers operators and passengers lower noise levels, greater efficiency and higher reliability, has been installed on another 15 systems in 2015 alone.

In addition, LEITNER has been able to add two impressive cable cars to its already diverse portfolio of urban gondolas. The MIOCable in Cali, Colombia and the final stage of the Yenimahalle-Sentepe cable car in Ankara, Turkey both became operational last year.

MIOCable 

MIOCable

MIOCable opened in September 2015 in Colombia’s third most populous city, Cali, with great fanfare and celebrations. This cable car is the 6th urban cable car built by LEITNER and is the third Colombian city to introduce cable propelled transit.

The 120,000 residents of Siloé, a hilly and disadvantaged community, now have access to a fast and efficient urban transport system that is fully integrated with the local transit network.

Travel times have been reduced by 74%, from 35 minutes to just 9 minutes, thereby improving resident’s access to jobs, recreation and schools.

Yenimahalle Teleferik / Ankara Cable Car (Stage III)

Yenimahalle III

Known as Eurasia’s largest urban cable car, the final section of the Yenimahalle Teleferik opened for service in 2015. While the last leg of the system is 1.9km, the entire urban cable car is 3.2km in length with 4 stations.

The cable car offers passengers with great comfort and convenience as it is not only connected to the city’s metro but the cabins are designed with heated seats and a multimedia information system.

Upcoming Urban Transport Projects

Urban transport doesn’t just stop with the aerial lifts in Cali and Ankara. Already, four more urban-centric ropeways have been highlighted in the annual report. These include systems in Torreon (Mexico), Ecatepec (Mexico), Berlin (Germany) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Torreon, Mexico

Cristo de Las Noas. Image by LEITNER.

8-passenger gondola connecting Cristo de Las Noas, Latin America’s 3rd biggest Christ statue. Scheduled for completion in October 2016. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Berlin, Germany

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

1.5km urban cable car will open for IGA Berlin 2017 and will be the city’s first cable car in 50 years. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.

Ecatepec, Mexico

Ecatepec

First urban ropeway in Mexico. 10-passenger cabins, 3000 capacity system to open in 2016. Image by LEITNER Ropeways.


Regardless of the types of challenges you might encounter with your urban cable car project, LEITNER Ropeways will have the expertise and staff ready to help. For more information and to learn more, please click here.



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09
Apr

2016

LEITNER – DirectDrive

LEITNER DirectDrive is an exclusive, in-house drive solution developed by LEITNER Ropeways. This gearless drive system uses an electric, low-rpm synchronous motor that is directly linked to the bullwheel assembly.

LEITNER Ropeways Direct Drive

With this design, there are far fewer moving parts than conventional drive systems. In short, there are just three moving components — the rotor and two bearings — resulting in many advantages:

  • Lower Noise Levels
  • No Engine Oil
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Lower Operating Costs (no gearbox inspection)
  • Greater Efficiency
  • High Reliability
  • DirectDrive frame can be easily moved for adjustments to elongated ropes


LEITNER Ropeways Direct Drive 3

In particular, low noise levels means that drive stations can be located next to and integrated with sensitive lands uses such as residential and commercial properties with minimal interference. This is especially important in complex and dense urban environments where quiet operations are necessary.

Lower operating costs is also a critical factor as urban cable transit lines often operate for more than the usual 10 hours per day experienced in ski resort settings.



Since 1999 DirectDrive systems are now found in nearly two dozen countries and have been installed in 55 ropeways and 310 wind generators.

For more information about this special drive solution and how LEITNER can assist you with your urban cable car project, click here.


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26
Jan

2016

Rider’s Digest: Leitner Ropeways’ Tricable Gondola Lifts

The following summarizes 16-page glossy brochure on LEITNER’s 3S system. Also known as ‘tricable gondolas’, they have single haul rope and two carrying ropes.

Rittner Seilbahn in Renon, Italy.

Rittner Seilbahn in Renon, Italy.

Tricable gondolas features detachable grips and offers the highest transport capacity of all aerial technologies. They guarantee increased wind resistance and can also cross major spans of over 2,500 meters between towers. Cabins can be slowed in the stations — or even be stopped completely — for additional comfort when riders enter and exit the cabin.

Capacity: up to 6,000 people/h

Speed: up to 8.5 m/s

Cabin capacity: up to 35 people

 

Cabins are Co-Designed by Pininfarina, Ferrari and Maserati designers

Highlights:

  • Wide entryway speeds boarding and deboarding.
  • Seats 28 comfortably with standing room for 7 more.
  • Sophisticated lighting concept developed in collaboration with Bartenbach Lighting Design is tailored to your corporate colour scheme.
  • Collaboration with qpunkt, automotive air conditioning experts, produced a new climate control concept with continuously variable air volume and improved air-flow velocity.
  • Supercaps energy concept employs a roller generator and solar panels to power a multimedia system with high-resolution LCD screens, WiFi and sound system.
3S Symphony Cabins.

3S Symphony Cabins.

The Leitner 3S Cabin

Highlights:

  • Manufacturing technologies and precision components are like those used in aircraft construction.
  • Milled from solid pieces, most parts require no safety welds. Meaning? Greater stability but lower weight.
  • Additional two-way rollers in the station and garaging areas can travel on the smallest curve radii.
  • Safety: each carriage’s unique vehicle detector indicates possible roller defects. So operators know exactly where to inspect track rollers. Then, the affected vehicle can be safely transported to the end station.
  • Removable grip reduces maintenance requirements.
  • Comfort: Each carriage’s lateral damping system ensures greater wind resistance and eliminates swaying.
  • Eco-friendly roller generator contributes to the power supply in the cabin.
  • Colours of all parts can be customized to your corporate standards, except for rollers and grips.

 

The Advantages of the Leitner 3S System

Simple Rope Deflection

Lifts are equipped with a single haul rope deflection mechanism. LEITNER 3S systems only require four sheaves. Up to two drive sheaves and one return sheave are installed in the drive station. There is one return sheave in the return station.

+ Longer service life

+ Lower maintenance costs

 

Optimum Redundancy for Maximum Safety

If required, an independent drive can be installed for both drive sheaves and the emergency/evacuation drive. Of course, the LEITNER DirectDrive can be used.

+ Maximum safety

+ Greater availability

 

Patented Haul Rope Roller with Spring System

The lift-off load on the haul rope is minimized by the spring roller system on the support towers. The lower lift-off height results in fewer vibrations on the haul rope and considerably lower loading of the carrying ropes by the carriage rollers.

+ Increased service life of the carrying ropes

+ Quieter ride

 

Optimized Accessibility

All mechanisms are directly accessible and thus easy to check and adjust. The outer station turnaround is accessible while walking upright for ergonomic and safer working.

+ Simplified maintenance

+ Safety for maintenance staff

 

The Flexible Switch Points System

The switch points are designed for optimum flexibility. The rapid switching cycles allow the vehicles to be pushed in and out during operation. The garaging procedure can be executed at running speed. The compartment-style system enables manual control of the switch points.

+ Flexibility

+ Time savings

+ Availability

 

Compact Station Design

The low installation height reduces cubage and costs. The new 3S carriage permits minimal curve radii in the station and the very narrowest curves in both directions in the garaging area.

+ Cost savings

+ Flexibility

3S Prodains Gondola

3S Prodains Gondola

Examples of LEITNER Tricable Gondolas In Situ 

The brochure closes with summaries of working and coming Leitner tricable systems. (The beautiful mountain vistas may be distracting for urban planners considering transit issues but the statistics are useful.)

 

Ritten/Bozen, Italy

Inclined length: 4,544 m

Vertical rise: 949 m

Transport capacity: 726 people/h

Power: 900 kw

Total vehicles: 10

Total towers: 7

 

Les Prodains, France

Inclined length: 1,751 m

Vertical rise: 576 m

Transport capacity: 2,400 people/h

Power: 2x 530 kw

Total vehicles: 4

Total towers: 2

 

Stubaier Gletscher, Austria

Inclined length: 4,092 m

Vertical rise: 1,137 m

Transport capacity: 3,000 people/h

Power: 2x 530 kw

Total number of vehicles: 48

Opening: 2016

 

Zermatt, Switzerland

Inclined length: 3,760 m

Vertical rise: 900 m

Transport capacity: 2,000 people/h

Total number of vehicles: 25

Opening: 2018

 

Download the complete brochure here.

 

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13
May

2015

Symphony: Sports Car Inspired 3S Cabin

Symphony 3S Cabins by LEITNER Ropeways.

LEITNER Ropeways has teamed up with Pininfarina, designers of the Ferrari and Maserati to create the Symphony 3S cabin. This new gondola carrier offers unparalleled comfort and experience for passengers in both urban and mountain environments.

Innovative designs such as sophisticated interior illumination, new climate control systems, and wide-glass panoramic windows are just a handful of the many features now available in the Symphony cabin. To learn more, click here.



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