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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 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)
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).
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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