Cable cars in urban environments

- with technology from SEW EURODRIVE

When constructing cable cars, SEW‑EURODRIVE is repeatedly proposed as a reliable, experienced supplier of drive technology. Many customers rely on drives from this family firm, based in Bruchsal, Germany. In addition to a high level of quality and reliability, this is because the client also benefits from a strong international service network.

Future in the city


The Austrian Society for Traffic and Transport Science (ÖVG) estimates that where suitable alternatives and a corresponding routing exist, urban cableways can support the paradigm shift away from motorized individual transport.



Already three years ago, the German fede- ral city of Bonn commissioned a feasibility study for a cableway to the Venusberg hill. The result? A cableway between the Bonn University Clinic and the S-Bahn station Ramersdorf on the other bank of the Rhine is both technically feasible and sensible in terms of the city’s transport policy. While a comprehensive analysis is being performed, associations and citizens’ initiatives are quarreling about the project.



In construction of urban cableways, Africa generally lags behind other continents, like Asia or Latin America. This is just one of the reasons why plans to build a cable car network are being eagerly prepared in the capital of Rwanda, Kigali.



A much-desired modern urban cable car was implemented by the Swiss ropeway manufacturer BARTHOLET last year in Moscow. Now the time has come to draw up the first balance sheet. In an SI Urban interview, the CEO of Moscow Sport Technology LLC talks about the period between plan- ning and operation.



Algeria is not the only country in North Africa where the French cableway manu- facturer POMA implements its projects. The Egyptians, too, are increasingly co- ming to better understand their coun- try’s potential for urban cableways. The rst tourist gondola lift in Galala City is a good example.