THE URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT MAGAZINE
Si URBAN Ausgabe 1/2017

Edition 1/2019

In this issue

To the Monastery by Cable Car

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According to competent Turkish authorities, the construction of a cable car in the district of Maçka located in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, should have launched in March of this year, but was deleyed to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

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Future in the city

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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.

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India

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After repeated delays, the Jammu cable car launch is eagerly awaited. According to media reports, the cable car should open in early 2019.

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Clamps and grips

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A central component of cableway technology is the cable grip. Choosing the right system impacts the operation of an urban cableway.

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Berlin

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With over three million rides recorded in just 186 days, the cable car to the Kienberg hill was THE attraction of the international horticultural exhibition. The installation is to be operated by LEITNER until 2020 but it is time to ask what happens with it after this date. The CDU in Berlin has come up with a plan.

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Internet of Things (IoT)

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The internet of things (short: IoT) is a collective term for technologies that interconnect physical and virtual objects and make them work together through information and communication technologies. IoT offers a range of new areas of application also for urban cableways, in particular their safety, maintenance, control and promotion.

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International mobility

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The importance of mobility in our everyday life continues to grow. Experts around the world are busy looking for ways to guarantee easy access to this commodity also in future.

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Creating dynamic new markets

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To achieve global goals for sustainable development, urban development, including much greater involvement of the private sector, needs to play a primary role in the future.

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Edmonton

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According to forecasts, Edmonton will grow by some 40 percent over the next twenty years. The Canadian city must therefore confront the same challenge faced by many other rapidly expanding cities: how do you create the space and infrastructure needed for so many people in as little time as possible?

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Africa

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Companies that will enter the African market cannot only seize market opportunities but also contribute to its development within the framework of their core business - for example by creating new jobs, introducing higher standards or supplying products and services.

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Africa

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Firms from around the globe direct their attention to this new promising market – Africa. But what do you need to know about the land and its people before setting out for the journey? Businesses that have already succeeded in entering the market shared their experience about Africa during a multilogue held in Vorarlberg.

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Los Angeles

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For eight years now, the Dodgers have been fan magnets and one of Major League Baseball’s biggest draws. So you have to get up very early on game days if you want to avoid getting stuck in traffic. With the Aerial rapid transit system to be built by the company LA ARTT, Dodger fans will be able to get from inner city Los Angeles to the stadium in just five minutes.

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Blagoveshchensk-Heihe

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Thanks to a new investor, construction of the rst cross-border cableway between Russia and China has been given the green light. In the future, the 750-meter-long installation will connect the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with the Chinese metropolis of Heihe. The construction of this 799 million yuan (19.8 million US dollar) cableway across the river Amur was supposed to start in April 2019. It took a Little bit more time than expected but now it´s coming.

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Kirkland (Seattle)

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Kirkland is an eastern suburb of Seattle. It is separated from the US metropolis by Lake Washington. The city has around 49,000 residents – and soon perhaps also a cable car.

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Bremen

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 Asia, Africa, America – it seems that urban cableways have lately been the topic of discussions almost everywhere. But in Germany and Austria, the countries so well-known for their winter cableways, these apparent cable-borne traffic redeemers have so far been ignored. With plans for an urban cableway in Munich becoming more concrete, however, other German cities are starting to consider this skysoaring form of public transport as well.

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Oakland

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According to a report published by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute at the end of January, the gondola system proposed by the Oakland Athletics will generate more than half a billion dollars of economic benefits over the rest ten years of operation.

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Brixen

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“A Town – Mountain Connection”: with this simple title the South-Tyrolean municipality of Brixen introduced its project for an urban cableway to connect the center of this town of 20,000 to the nearby mountain Plose. It should run underground.

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Bonn

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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.

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Israel

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The Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz, is convinced that the planned cableway in Haifa will bring about a revolution in the area of public transport, and although the installation is still under construction, he is already thinking about what other hillside cities could benefit from this approach.

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Kigali

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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.

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Frankfurt

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The Rhine-Main Transport Network, the City of Frankfurt, the Hochtaunus District or the Regional Association Frankfurt / Rhine-Main – numerous interest groups can now imagine having urban cableways in the Frankfurt Metropolitan Region. Multiple routes are under discussion.

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Interview

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In an interview with SI, safety expert Florian Immoos talks about urban cableways rescue operations, the training involved and why special devices are often necessary.

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Jordan

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A plan to build a cableway in the Jordanian town of Ajloun has been repeatedly discussed by the Investment Committee JIC since 2015. Concrete plans for the - nancing and construction of the eagerly awaited installation should be nally submitted this year.

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The next level of mobility now also for colombiats capital

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Except for mineral oil and coal, 99 percent of goods are transported by trucks in Columbia. The project 4G – “fourth generation of highway concessions” should bring further development as well as liberation to the overloaded transport network. The quality of the country’s roads is very poor – Columbia occupies the 130th place out of 148 in a country comparison according to the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum.

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Moscow

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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.

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Egypt

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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.

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“Spanning far and running steeply up!”

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A cableway planner, Stephan Salzmann, talks about urban cableway projects in Austria, maintenance as a cost factor and why cableways could be interesting also for industrial operations.

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POMA - Strong Partner to Africa’s Major Cableway Country

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Like South America, Algeria, too, is an epicenter of urban mobility on rope. Urban cableways have been operating in this north-African country for years now. The establishment of the Algerian cableway company ETAC and the construction of numerous new cableways represents an important milestone.

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Bartholet

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A technology with many advantages to reconcile economy and ecology. BARTHOLET's Direct Drive differs clearly from the direct drives already available on the market.

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UITP: Stockholm

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With almost 130 years of history behind us, the UITP biennial Summit is a truly global occasion that remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to public transport and sustainable mobility. 

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Burnaby (Vancouver)

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The diesel buses serving Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, Canada, are overloaded, inefficient and environmentally unfriendly. Two feasibility studies conducted over the past ten years recommended replacing the bus connection between the SkyTrain station and the campus atop Burnaby Mountain with a cable car.

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La Paz

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The world’s longest and most famous urban cableway network already consists of nine lines providing fast connection in the city. Since the launch of the first line in 2014, gondolas of various colors have become a part of the city skyline and a popular means of transport, as well as a city attraction.

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