Nizhny Novgorod Cableway

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Nizhny Novgorod Cableway
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Public transport
StatusIn operation
CharacterGondola lift
LocationNizhny Novgorod and Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
TerminiNizhny Novgorod (west)
Bor (east)
No. of stations2
Open9 February 2012
OwnerJSC Nizhniy Novgorod ropeway
OperatorJSC Nizhniy Novgorod ropeway
Ridershipup to 5000 per day
Technical features
Line length3,661 m (12,011 ft)
Operating speed22,5 km/h (14,1 MPH)
NotesElectric motor powering cable bullwheel
Route map
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Nizhny Novgorod Volga Aerial Tramway (Russian: Нижегородская канатная дорога) is a 3660-meter-long gondola lift cable car connecting the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia with the town of Bor.

Built by Poma and inaugurated in February 2012, it crosses the Volga River in a 900-meter-long span on two 82-meter-high masts, and six further masts on its full length. A one-way trip takes 13 minutes.

history of the construction[edit]

On December 21, 2007, poma (France) presented a cable car project in Nizhny Novgorod.

In 2009, JSC "Energomash" completed the development of a set of drawings, the company had to produce 10 supports with a height of 40 to 80 m and a total weight of steel structures — 560 tons.

November 4, 2009 in Nizhniy Novgorod road transport was sent two oversized item, the two highest of the 82-foot supports. The Weight of each of them was 6 tons. By this time the total weight of the shipped metalwork made 530 metric tons.

On December 22, 2009, permission was obtained for the construction of a cable car in the city district of Bor, and on January 12, 2010 — in Nizhny Novgorod. Construction and installation work began on January 20, 2010.By February 2010, steel structures had been delivered to the urban district of Bor, and the equipment was paid for 30 % and was being prepared for shipment from France. The opening of the cable car was planned for September 2010, however, in may 2010, during the construction phase, the project documentation was sent for revision, after which the state examination was again required.

According to the Director of JSC "Nizhny Novgorod cable cars" Paul Fomichev, by December 2010, all the work on the installation of supports were completed. the opening Dates were shifted to the second quarter of 2011. However, in February 2011, work was still underway to install the T7 support located on the island.

In September 2011, work began on the installation of the technological rope using the Ka-32T helicopter. The work was carried out with overlaps of individual sections of the Volga (between the corresponding supports) for three hours for several days.

In total, 78 road trains were required for the delivery of metal structures for the supports, 47 trucks for the delivery of equipment. Sea ferry and railway transport were also used for the delivery of the rope. The first passengers in the test trip were 16 officials headed by Governor Valery Shantsev. Initially, it was planned to carry out tests with sandbags, but they did not have time.

Cost of travel[edit]

The cost of one one-way ticket is 100 rubles (approximately 1.50 US dollars or 1.20 GBP) For comparison, the cost of travel on the Nizhny Novgorod metro is 28 rubles, on buses , trolleybuses and trams the same (it's approximately 0.42 USD or 0.35 GBP ) the Cost of a ticket for an electric train from Bor to Nizhny Novgorod is 46 rubles (0.66 USD or 0.57 GBP) .

Operational history[edit]

On February 9, 2012, the passenger cable car between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod — Bor began to carry passengers. A week after the launch, on February 15, due to the strong wind, the automation was triggered and the cable car was stopped. To ensure the transportation of all passengers of the company "Logoprom — Bor transportation" in addition to the two vessels hovercraft khivus-10 on the line were withdrawn 48-local court khivus-48. On February 25, the situation was repeated: automatic equipment stopped the cable car 9 times due to wind gusts, after which the transportation was suspended for several hours. On March 22, over the Rowing canal a few hundred meters from the cable car, a Bell 407 helicopter crashed, hitting the power line wires. The cable car equipment was not affected. In may 2012, passenger traffic at times began to exceed the capacity.During the first year of operation, the number of passengers was almost 2 million people. On the morning of July 31, 2014 on the cable car there was an emergency. In the prop next to the cabin, where there were people, was struck by lightning. At this time in Nizhny Novgorod was a strong storm and the cable car was decided to suspend. However, the traffic in the booths already occupied. As the eyewitness tells, blow was such force that people even sat down. At the station, passengers came out on shaky legs By October 2015, 6.68 million people were transported, by August 2016 — 8 million people, and by April 2018 — 10.77 million people.


Coordinates: 56°20′16″N 44°02′57″E / 56.3377°N 44.0493°E / 56.3377; 44.0493