THE URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT MAGAZINE
Si URBAN Ausgabe 1/2017

Edition 1/2017

Leitner ropeways

Cable Transport System at Cabárceno, Spain, Nature Park

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Visitors of the Spanish Cabárceno nature park can enjoy experiencing the gigantic zoo from above. In comfortable cabins, they float high above 120 different animal species such as elephants or hippopotamuses and cross lakes and forests. Rather than exploring the park by car, on foot or by bicycle, panoramic windows grant a perfect view of the animals.

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Doppelmayr

Macau: gondola as a hotel attraction

tourismus

The new and luxurious Wynn Palace casino resort in Cotai, Macau, opened at the end of August, 2016. It offers its guests a very special technical attraction: A gondola line takes guests to the splendid casino and hotel.

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Jakob AG

Beauty and Safety in Balance

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What contemporary architecture and statics achieve can be seen in numerous courageous big structures. What meets the eye is often only their breathtaking outer skins not what makes these buildings safe, facilitating their erection in the first place.

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Motorex

The ultimate in reliable lubricants is Swiss

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Since 100 years exactly, the biggest independent crude oil processing company in Switzerland located in Langenthal has been researching, developing and producing innovative lubricants and chemical-technical products. Certified tribology specialists, engineers, chemists, technicians and marketing specialists commit themselves day in day out to fulfill MOTOREX’s claim to leadership

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Doppelmayr

Cable Liner in Moskow

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Travelling a distance of more than two kilometers (1 ¼ mi), the Cable Liner links the northern and southern terminal building complexes of Russia’s busiest airport.

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UITP Montréal

Global public transport summit – the need to lead the transition

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Two years after Milan, the biggest event in public transport is back. The 2017 UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal is now just weeks away and comes at a time when the urban mobility industry is witnessing a rapid and significant transition.

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Leitner ropeways

The iphone among control systems

tourismus

LEITNER ropeways have a reputation for creating innovations in-house. This has been driven by a vision of making the consonance of advanced technology, high-quality design and top reliability come true. An outstanding product of the company that expresses the connectedness of innovation, functionality and design more than any other is the LeitControl control and LEITNER visualization system. It shows how self-explanatory, simple and user-friendly system controls can be today – as easy to use as an iPhone.

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Motorex

Only the best for the urban funiculars in Biel/Bienne

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Since the end of the 19th century, they are a natural part of Biel/Bienne in Switzerland, landmarks with a high emotional value for the population. The funiculars run from Biel Evilard to Leubingen and from Biel Seevorstadt to Magglingen. They are taken care of and looked after well and, all thanks to MOTOREX, they are perfectly lubricated at all times of year.

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Innsbruck

The world's leading trade show for alpine technologies

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From April 26 to 28, the leading industry show for alpine technologies will take place in Innsbruck, Austria. Si‘s Andrea Hinterseer interviewed Christian Mayerhofer, General Manager of the Innsbruck Congress and Exhibition centers and Stefan Kleinlercher, Interalpin project manager and head of the trade show department.

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Interview

Cable Transport Systems can bring back quality of life to urban areas

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Si Urban was talking to Heiner Monheim, urban planner, geographer, traffic expert and professor emeritus at Trier University.

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Discussion

In the mood for urban cable transport!

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Although many projects still only exist on paper, the call for cable transport systems in urban areas has clearly arrived in Europe. The few who have already realized it are very satisfied. Many are still thinking about it and engage in hot discussions with adversaries. More and more reach the conclusion that as a means of public transportation, urban cable transport systems have a bright future.

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Wiegand

Let the toboggan fun run free

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Wiegand, a mid-sized family owned business located in Rasdorf, Germany, has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing as well as operating coasters that afford riders with lots of action-based fun. Wiegand has 270 employees. Subsidiaries in China and the US help further improve the company’s leading position. 

 

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Doppelmayr

Record-breaking aerial tramway across Ha Long Bay

tourismus

Building a line to cross Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam, the DOPPELMAYR/GARAVENTA group surpassed all previous installations. The aerial tramway in XXL format is bristling with superlatives. 

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Axess

Smart Access Solutions in the field of Urban- & Touristic-Transport

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The Salzburg based Axess AG is one of the leading companies and innovator when it comes to access management and ticketing. Two decades of know-how and more than 18.000 Smart GATES installed in over 50 countries are standing on the success list of the future-driven developers. Originally coming out of the ski- and mountain business segment, today the smart solutions of Axess are found as well in the fields of fairs and convention centers, stadia and arenas as well as pools and theme parks.

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Frey AG Stans

Frey AG Stans: 50 Years with Technology

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It is the products from FREY AG Stans that set cable transport systems in motion. Established in Stans, Switzerland, 50 years ago, the company is a world leading manufacturer of cable transport control systems made to move people using technology. 

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Immoos

Passenger recovery: Treacherous, Difficult and Intricate

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Flat cable fields, counter inclinations or access blocked by streets and buildings: Passenger recovery from urban cable transport is treacherous, difficult and intricate. Rescue system specialist IMMOOS has now developed the SS1 cable carriage, a tool facilitating fast and effective recovery.

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Teufelberger

Teufelberger cable in Berlin

tourismus

Low maintenance, high durability and a complicated installation environment: Urban cable transport systems come with challenging requirements for their suspension and traction cables. Austrian cable manufacturer TEUFELBERGER has developed Solitec, a cable suited well to the challenges of urban traffic. Its most recent application is the gondola serving the international horticultural exhibition in Berlin, Germany

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Intamin

Monorail Systems for cities, tourism sites and airports

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Imagine relaxing in a modernly designed train, gliding through the city above the streets and traffic congestions, while enjoying a spectacular view of the skyline with all the comforts you could need. This is no longer a dream! It can become reality in any city within a short amount of time: A monorail mass transportation system will provide exactly this feeling for passengers as well as tourists. Monorails represent the newest generation of transport technology and have already been proven to be reliable in a number of future-oriented cities around the globe.

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Inauen-Schätti

Underrated solutions: Inclined elevators

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Be it train stations, touristic sights or residential areas, in many cities buildings and streets situated on hillsides are often difficult to get to. Traditional access by road, rail or elevator often reaches its limit. The underrated alternative? Inclined elevators!

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Leitner ropeways

First urban Gondola Cable Line in Mexico

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México City: Since October 2016, two aerial gondola cable lines built by LEITNER ropeways have been in operation on a five kilometer (3 mi) stretch in Ecatepec de Morelos, a densely populated district of Mexico’s biggest metropolis. The first months show that their aim to provide a safe and reliable means of transport to ease the pressure on land transport has been achieved.

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Garaventa

Old route – new success in Lugano

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It is 206 meters (676 ft) long and arguably the most significant lifeblood in the public transport system of Lugano, Switzerland. In operation since 1886, the funicular was completely rebuilt over the past two years. What remained is its great urban as well as touristic significance as the main link between Lugano’s center and train station.

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Interview

Interview with Jean Souchal

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POMA CEO Jean Souchal speaks about intra-urban cable transport – a centerpiece of the French manufacturer’s portfolio.

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Poma

UPilot from POMA

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UPilot is the first digital training tool for cable transport system operation and maintenance. It comes from Poma in France – the home of cable transport.

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Interview

Ropeways are the sensible supplement facilitating surface traffic reduction

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Global market leader DOPPELMAYR sees its market focus on alpine areas and the mountains of the world. But the sensible application of ropeway systems to reduce urban surface traffic and as a comfortable and impressive means of transportation to points of interest gains in importance. Si’s Andrea Hinterseer interviewed general managers Thomas Pichler and Anton Schwendinger.

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Doppelmayr

Next Milestone in Bolivia

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Línea Azul in El Alto is another milestone for Bolivia’s infrastructure. It is the first line that the DOPPELMAYR / GARAVENTA  Group completed in phase II of the world’s most extensive urban cable transport network. It now provides the UPEA University in El Alto with a connection to the network. Bolivia’s Vice President Álvaro García Linera and Mi Teleférico ceremoniously opened the longest line in the network on March 3, 2017.

 

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Interview

"High Noon" for sustainable Transport

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„Si’s Andrea Hinterseer interviewed Sunny Kodukula of ICLEI, the world´s leading network of over 1,500 cities, towns and metropolises committed to building a sustainable future.”

 

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Snow Industries

Urban Snow Worlds

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SNOW-INDUSTRIES means densely accumulated expertise. It is the name under which experts for “year-round snow” have teamed up. Snow fun is guaranteed, no matter what the thermometer reads, in the mountains and increasingly in urban areas as well.

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Editorial

Dear Readers,

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it has become traditional that at the INTERALPIN show, you can read an English-language issue of our Si magazine. This year, we decided to issue an English-language version of our new Si Urban magazine to accompany it...

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Leitner ropeways

Minimetro relieves commuter traffic congestion in Pisa

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With the official opening of the MiniMetro PisaMover on 18 March 2017, LEITNER is heralding a new, sustainable era of mobility. The 90,000-inhabitant city in Tuscany currently suffers from immensely high levels of traffic, with commuters, tourists and students doubling the population figure. However, a new age is dawning: PisaMover will relieve the Tuscan city of almost all commuter road traffic.

 

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