List of aerial tramways

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List of aerial tramways (US) or cable cars (Europe) around the world.

For gondola lifts, see the List of gondola lifts.
For funiculars see List of funicular railways
For funitels, see the Funitel article.

(Note: this list should not contain gondola lifts.)

Africa[edit]

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

 South Africa[edit]

 Nigeria[edit]

The cross Rivers Government contracted the installation of a cable car to Doppelmayr of Switzerland and it was successfully completed in 2005. It runs from the base to the top of Obudu Ranch Resort in Cross River State of Nigeria. [1]

Asia[edit]

 People's Republic of China[edit]

  • Chongqing An aerial tramway provides transportation across the Yangtse River. The tramway is 740 m long and operates at 8 m/s. Each cabin can carry a maximum of 45 passengers, with a total design capacity of 900 passengers /hour in each direction.

 India[edit]

  • Gangtok – A ropeway is in operation in the eastern Himalayan town of Gangtok. The ropeway ferries tourists from one part of the city to another.
  • Gulmarg – Gulamrg, Asia's premier ski resort boasts of the 2nd highest cable car in the world and Asia's highest and longest cable car reaching an altitude of 13,400 ft.
  • Visakhapatnam – Design and installation of an 800 PPH capacity, 350 m long Passenger Ropeway at Kailash Giri, Visakhapatnam on BOOT basis built by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bhopal – Design, supply, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 400 PPH capacity, 600 M long Passenger Ropeway on BOOT basis, at Bheraghat, Marble Rocks, Jabalpur, M.P. is under execution. The project is awarded by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Darjiling – Revamping of an existing 100 PPD capacity Passenger Ropeway and converting it into 2000 PPD capacity, 2.3 km long, Detachable Grip type, Six-Seater, multi-cabin. GondoIa, taking full Operation & Maintenance control. A Joint Venture WIth West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited on Built-Own-Operate (BOO) basis by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Srinagar - Leads to the Sufi Shrine of Makhdoom Sahib on Hari Parbat
  • Haridwar Uttarakhand - India's first city having two passenger ropeways, installed by Usha Breco Limited, known as Udan Kahtola. Both these ropeways also known as busiest ropeway of India. One ropeway is at Mansa Devi Temple since 1981 and other at Chandi Devi Temple since 1997 in service. Both ropeways have 800PPH capacity.
  • Pavagarh Gujarat - Installed by Usha Breco Limited, known as Udan Kahtola. Ropeways also known as 3rd busiest ropeway of India. This ropeway is at Kalika Devi Temple since 1986. This ropeway was refurbished in 2005 with modern technology. This ropeway has 1320PPH capacity, which is highest in India.

 Iran[edit]

 Israel[edit]

 Japan[edit]

Shinhotaka Ropeway with a double decker cabin.

Among 170 aerial lifts in Japan, 73 lines are aerial tramways, including 1 funitel. 69 aerial tramways operate full season. See the above article for the full listing of aerial lifts in the country (including gondola lifts). Some notable aerial tramways include:

 Lebanon[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

Europe[edit]

 Armenia[edit]

  • “Tatevi tever” (“Wings of Tatev”) at the villages Halidzor and Tatev, Syuniq region -Spanning 5.7 kilometers across the spectacular Vorotan River Gorge, the Tatev Aerial Tramway - the longest passenger aerial tramway in the world.[3]

“Tatev wings” aerial tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals. One terminal is on a hill overlooking the village of Halidzor and the other is near Tatev Monastery, on the road to Tatev village. At top speed, the tramway travels at 37 kilometers per hour and the ride takes approximately 11 minutes, with its deepest drop at 360 meters aboveground. Two cabins (each with the capacity to hold 25 people) operate at once, traveling in opposite directions. There are six cables altogether (three per cabin, with two cables suspending and one cable pulling each cabin), each uniquely built for the specifications of this project. They are capable of carrying 10-15 times more than the nominal load. The tramway is equipped with a diesel drive unit which will operate immediately in the case of a power outage.[citation needed]

 Portugal[edit]

Madeira cable car

 Austria[edit]

  • This sub-section is under development.

The cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps is but one of 55 aerial tramways, gondolas and chair lifts in this location alone. Cable cars of all types carry an estimated 500- to 550-million passengers each year in Austria.

 France[edit]

  • The Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, opened in 1955, can carry 75 passengers in the first section and 65 passengers in the second section. It starts in Chamonix at the altitude of 1030 m to Plan de l'Aiguille at 2317 m for the first section. The second section arrives at the top of the Aiguille du Midi in a station at 3777 m high.
  • Vallee Blanche Aerial Tramway using a special support structure for its ropes.
  • The Vanoise Express, opened in December 2003 at a cost of 15 million, is a double-decker tramway for 200 passengers in each car. It spans the Ponturin gorge at a height of 380 m (1250 ft) above the ground, linking the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs in four minutes to form the Paradiski ski resort. Unusually its two cars run independently of each other on separate cables. [2]
  • Telépherique de la Grande Motte in Tignes on the mountain-top with the same name.
  • The Téléphérique du Salève, opened in 1932 primarily carries tourists from the Geneva suburb of Vernier with Mount Salève which rises above the city to the south.
  • The Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car (Les Bulles) carries tourists from Grenoble city centre to the Bastille overlooking the city. It was the first urban aerial tramway, first opening in 1934.[4][5] It was reconstructed in 1976.

 Germany[edit]

 Gibraltar[edit]

  • The Gibraltar Cable Car, takes passengers to the Top of the Rock of Gibraltar. First constructed in 1969. [3] A cable car for military personnel was installed by 1893.[6]

 Ireland[edit]

  • "Dursey Island Cable Car", connects Dursey Island off the South-West coast of Ireland to the mainland. First constructed in 1969.[7]

 Italy[edit]

 Latvia[edit]

 Norway[edit]

 Poland[edit]

 Romania[edit]

  • Buşteni-Babele in Buşteni. Length 4350 m, difference of elevation: 1235 m, Time: 13 min. Capacity: 25 passengers/cabin, Towers: 6.
  • Babele-Peştera in Buşteni. Length 2611 m, difference of elevation: 560 m, Time: 10 min. Capacity: 35 passengers/cabin, Towers: 2.
  • Bâlea Lake in Sibiu. Length 1687 m, difference of elevation: 1145, Time: 10 min. Capacity: 25 passengers/cabin, Towers: 4.
  • Sinaia-Cota 1400 in Sinaia. Length 2328 m, difference of elevation: 591 m, Time: 15 min.
  • Cota 1400-Vârful cu Dor in Sinaia. Length 1945 m, difference of elevation: 606 m. Capacity: 28 passengers/cabin, Towers: 2.
  • Tâmpa in Braşov. Length 573 m, difference of elevation: 320 m. Towers: none.
  • Kanzel, in Poiana Braşov. Length 2449, difference of elevation: 693 m. Capacity: 43 passengers/cabin.
  • Capra Neagră, in Poiana Braşov. Length 2802 m, difference of elevation: 735 m. Capacity: 60 passengers/cabin. Commissioned in 1982.

 Slovenia[edit]

 Slovakia[edit]

 Spain[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

In Switzerland, many aerial tramways are in use, including:
A complete list of publicly available Swiss aerial tramways (excluding other types of aerial lifts), is available at list of aerial tramways in Switzerland.

 Turkey[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

North America[edit]

 Canada[edit]

 United States[edit]

Roosevelt Island Tramway
Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway
Aerial tram at Pipestem State Park, WV

 Mexico[edit]

Oceania[edit]

 Australia[edit]

  • Katoomba Scenic Skyway cable car
  • Warragamba Dam from Emu Plains quarry - for construction, now defunct
  • A full list of 400 Australian aerial tramways, chair lifts, ski lifts and cable cars is in WikiSki.

South America[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

 Brazil[edit]

  • A very famous aerial tramway is located in Rio de Janeiro. It is actually composed of two separate cable car systems, one going from city level to the top of the Morro da Urca (where there was formerly a famous casino), and a second one going from the hill to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain. The latter appeared in the James Bond movie Moonraker. Click here to read the Wikipedia.pt article or here to see its official website. A new teleférico system is in progress in Complexo do Alemão.
  • Another famous aerial tramway in Brazil is located in Poços de Caldas, in the Minas Gerais State.

 Chile[edit]

  • In Santiago, a tramway was open on April 1, 1980, in San Cristóbal Hill. With 72 cabins moving at 4 meters per second, its biggest tower is 124.6 ft (38 m) tall, and the smallest 26.2 ft (8 m). The Teleférico de Santiago has 12 towers and takes almost 20 minutes to cover the 3 miles (4860 m) route, powered by a 100 hp engine.

 Colombia[edit]

  • In Bogotá, a tramway can be used for going from the city level (2600 m above sea level) to the top of the Hill of Monserrate (3152 m). It was built in 1955, and has two cabins each for 40 passengers. The 880 m journey is traveled in 7 minutes, with a magnificent view over the downtown of the City. On top, there is a shrine in a church, a fine dining restaurant and smaller tourist attractions.
  • In Panachi park, along the Chicamocha Canyon, there is a cable car system with an extension of 6.3 km.

 Ecuador[edit]

  • The Telefériqo in Quito

 Venezuela[edit]

  • The Mérida cable car has the distinction of being the highest in the world at 4765 m (15,633 ft), as well as being the longest aerial tram at 12.5 km (7.8 mi). It spans the magnificent national park area called the Sierra Nevada de Mérida and connects the city of Mérida with the surrounding heights. Now closed.
  • Ávila Cable Car, in Caracas, built in 1957 and rebuilt in the early 1990s and reinaugurated in 2000, is one of the most modern in the word. The cable car ascends 1000 m (3280 ft) to 2100 m (6889 ft) in the Ávila Mágica Park and the Humboldt Hotel. The original cable car had a second line that connected to the city of La Guaira on the other side of Cerro El Ávila; the cable car administration is currently planning to rehabilitate that line. See Caracas Aerial Tramway.

Movies[edit]

Freight[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2008/06/13/nigerian-west-east-railway/
  2. ^ http://www.tochal.org/en/telecabin_introduction.asp
  3. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/Search/Details/Longest-non-stop-double-track-cable-car/73590.htm
  4. ^ Marc Fénolli; Béatrice Méténier (September 2006). La bastille de Grenoble et son téléphérique. 
  5. ^ Les nouvelles de Grenoble (127). May 2009 http://www.ville-grenoble.fr/download/NDGN127.pdf |url= missing title (help). 
  6. ^ [1] Going to the Isle of Dogs published by Bullivant & Co in 1893.
  7. ^ Dursey Island