List of aerial tramways

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


Table Mountain Aerial Cableway


 South Africa[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]


 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.


  • 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 GondolaGulmarg, 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 Mansa Devi Udan Kahtola and Chandi Devi Udan Khatola. Mansa Devi ropeways is the busiest ropeway of India and it is in service since 1981. Chandi Ropeway for Maa Chandi Devi Temple since 1997 in service is the second busiest ropeway of India. Both ropeways have 800PPH capacity.
  • Pavagarh Gujarat - Installed by Usha Breco Limited, known as Kalidevi 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.
  • Ambaji Gujarat - Installed by Usha Breco Limited, known as Ambaji Udan Kahtola. Ropeways also known as 4th busiest ropeway of India. This ropeway is at Maa Ambaji Devi Temple since 1998. This ropeway has 760PPH capacity.
  • Taratarini Orissa - Installed by Usha Breco Limited, known as Taratarini Udan Kahtola. This ropeway is at Maa Taratarini Temple since 2013. This ropeway has 300PPH capacity.
  • Srisailam Andhra Pradesh-rope way.
  • Nainital Uttarakhand-Ropeway is another ropeway in the state of Uttarakhand. The service provides for 2 wagons which carry 8 persons maximum each ferry, on opposite directions i.e. from Mallital Terminus to Snow view. The Rope Way is made with state of the Art Swiss collaboration and has got a very steep ascend and descend.It offers a panoramic view of the lake while ascending and a bird eye view of the flats while descending.It is also one of the longest ropeways of Asia with a stretch of almost 750 meters. The ropeway can be easily seen in the Northern hill of Nainital and is a major attraction among tourists. The prices are cheap to attract more tourists. Ticket prices are governed by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (Government controlled enterprise).




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:




Murree Cable Car & Chair Lift includes two cable car rides and two chairlift rides. All the four rides are owned by a single company and a single ticket is issued for all the four rides offering spectacular views of Muree hills

 South Korea[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]


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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.


  • This sub-section is under development.

There are several cable cars in Azerbaijan. They are in Qusar Shahdag Mountain Resort, Zaqatala and Gabala cities.


  • 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.



  • 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]


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





  • Kasprowy Wierch cableway connecting mount Kasprowy Wierch and Zakopane from 1936 (modernised in 2008). Length 4292 m, difference of elevation: 936 m, Time: 12 min. Capacity: 60 passengers/cabin, Towers: 6.


Madeira cable car


  • Bușteni-Babele in Bușteni. Length 4350 m, difference of elevation: 1235 m, Time: 13 min. Capacity: 25 passengers/cabin, Towers: 6.
  • Babele-Peștera in Bușteni. 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 Brașov. Length 573 m, difference of elevation: 320 m. Towers: none.
  • Kanzel, in Poiana Brașov. Length 2449, difference of elevation: 693 m. Capacity: 43 passengers/cabin.
  • Capra Neagră, in Poiana Brașov. Length 2802 m, difference of elevation: 735 m. Capacity: 60 passengers/cabin. Commissioned in 1982.






In Switzerland, many aerial tramways are in use, including:


 United Kingdom[edit]

Emirates Air Line in London


North America[edit]



 United States[edit]

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



  • Katoomba Scenic Skyway cable car
  • Taronga Sky Safari, Taronga Zoo cable cars lift people from the ferry (sea level) to the top zoo entrance, possibly over 100m. [10]
  • 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]





  • 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.
  • Cable Aéreo between Manizales and Villamaria, 13,000 passengers daily.


  • The Telefériqo in Quito


The Mérida Cable Car (Spanish: Teleférico de Mérida) or Mukumbarí is a cable car in Venezuela. Its base is located in the Venezuelan city of Mérida at an altitude of 1,640 metres (5,380 ft), and its terminus is on Pico Espejo, at 4,765 metres (15,633 ft). It is the highest and second longest cable car in the world for just 500 meters, but is in first place for being the only one which combined such height and length. Mérida Cable Car is a journey of 12.5 kilometers, reaching a height of 4,765 meters, making it an engineering marvel that is one of a kind and has over 40 years of history. The whole system was opened to the public in 1960; it was closed indefinitely in 2008, with a declaration that it had reached the end of its service life and is being rebuilt.[1]In 2011 it began a project of total modernization of the cable car which promised to become the most modern in the world. In April 2016 it re-opened its doors to the public.



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  4. ^ Marc Fénolli; Béatrice Méténier (September 2006). La bastille de Grenoble et son téléphérique. 
  5. ^ Les nouvelles de Grenoble (PDF) (127). May 2009  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ [1] Going to the Isle of Dogs published by Bullivant & Co in 1893.
  7. ^ Dursey Island