Ashgabat Cable Car

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ashgabat Cable Car
Overview
StatusOperational
LocationAshgabat, Turkmenistan
TerminiAshgabat
Kopetdag
Elevationlowest:  1,270 m (4,170 ft)
No. of stations2
Open18 October 2006
Technical features
Aerial lift typeAerial tramway
Line length4 km (2.5 mi)
Operating speed6 m/s (13 mph)

Ashgabat Cable Car (Russian: Подвесная канатная дорога) is a 4 km (2.5 mi) cableway between Ashgabat and the foothills of the Kopetdag. The first and single in Turkmenistan. Construction was finished on 18 October 2006.

History[edit]

Construction was started in 2005. Object constructed by the French company Bouygues.[1] The project cost $20,5 million. The customer is concern Turkmenenergogurlushyk of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Turkmenistan.[2] Construction went 2 years.

Inaugurated on 18 October 2006 with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov and the head of the company Bouygues Martin Bouygues.[3]

Specification[edit]

The cable car can accommodate 300 passengers simultaneously, totaling 1,700 riders per day. Each of the 14 cabins accommodate up to 8 people. The journey time is 10 minutes. The velocity of 16 cabins — 6 meters per second. Passengers are carried out every 72 seconds. Length of the cable car — 4 km.

Sending station is located south of the Main Museum of Turkmenistan at an altitude of 1270 meters above sea level. The station has a waiting room and ticket office, facilities for technical services and equipment. On an area of 6500 square meters is a small park and is equipped with parking for 100 cars and 5 buses. In addition to the arrival station, constructed building with a total area of over 1,000 square meters, which houses two restaurants and cafes, which both can take 280 people, several shops and offices for staff. The neighborhood and set up a sightseeing helicopter pad, covered terraces and stairways, alleys and water cascade length of 80 meters.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 37°50′02″N 58°18′35″E / 37.83389°N 58.30972°E / 37.83389; 58.30972