Genting Skyway

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Genting Skyway
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Genting Highlands - Genting Skyway 0012.jpg
Cabin view from upper station.
Overview
StatusOperational
SystemGondola lift
LocationGenting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
TerminiGohtong Jaya, Selangor
Genting Highlands
No. of stations2
Open21 February 1997; 22 years ago (1997-02-21)[1]
Operation
Carrier capacitymaximum of 8 adult passengers per cabin, more than 2,000 people per hour
Trip duration15 min
Technical features
Aerial lift typeCable car
Line length3,380 m (11,090 ft)
Operating speed6 metres per second

Genting Skyway is a gondola lift connecting Gohtong Jaya and Resort Hotel in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. Its lower station at Gohtong Jaya township, located approximately 51 kilometres (32 mi) northeast of Kuala Lumpur, comprises a 5-storey station building and a 10-storey car park while its upper station is located at the Maxims Hotel

The Genting Skyway is one of the two aerial lines serving Genting Highlands, with the Awana Skyway serving as an alternate route. The monocable gondola lift was officially opened by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir on 21 February 1997. Genting Skyway can carry more than 2,000 people per hour with 8 passengers per gondola. At the maximum speed of 6 metres per second (21.6 km/h), the 3.38-kilometre (2.10 mi) journey up the mountain peak takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the weather. The system was designed by Leitner Ropeways.

The 2 x 640 kW power of the main drive and the 54 mm diameter solid cable wire is among the most powerful and strongest monocable gondola installation in the world.[citation needed] The system, equipped with high-tech electronic equipment[citation needed], was built in accordance with stringent Swiss regulations[citation needed] and it has a double safety circuit completely independent.[citation needed]

The foundation used for the pylons is of the "Hang-dug Caisson" type. Each pylon is founded on four Caissons measuring 1.2 metres in diameter, which are socketed down to bedrock. The average depth of the Caissons is about 40 m (135 feet) and each group of four Caissons piles can take a vertical load of 4,000 tonnes against the maximum vertical load of 150 tonnes from the cable car system. The Caissons method is about the safest and strongest foundation in existence, designed specifically for hilly terrain. Each pylon is accessible via rescue tracks on the ground, whilst each gondola is equipped with radio communication equipment from the stations.

For safety reasons, Genting Skyway undergoes periodic maintenance. During the maintenance closure, visitors to Resorts World Genting can opt for Awana Skyway.

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  1. ^ "History - The Genting Story". genting.com.

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Coordinates: 3°24′30″N 101°45′53″E / 3.40833°N 101.76472°E / 3.40833; 101.76472