THE URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT MAGAZINE
Si URBAN Ausgabe 1/2017

Edition 2/2018

Content

Africa as growth market

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Africa is not seen as a promising market by many yet but success stories have been written here already.

 

What do the world’s cableway manufacturing market leader DOPPELMAYR, the access system expert SKIDATA, the Viennese transport company INTERCONT and the French cableway manufacturer POMA have in common? All of these European enterprises have achieved outstanding positions on the African market. Using different methods, they have all seized the immense market opportunities on the continent of the future.

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Mobility-an issue of the future?

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With constantly changing humans’ demands, the expectations regarding their environment change as well. Cities are no exception. They must be able to accommodate the wishes and needs of both the present and future generations. In an interview with SI, mobility expert Michael Hanita shares his views of the developments that cities will experience in the future. .

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Academy of sustainable urban mobility

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Cities play a key role in the economic and social development of a country. Especially in developing countries, tremendous potential lies in a functioning infrastructure. The rapid rise in passenger cars leads to increasingly more frequent traffic congestion and a poorly-functioning public transport system brings little relief. The Academy of Sustainable Urban Mobility, established by the UN-Habitat and DOPPELMAYR, should promote development of urban transport solutions for the 21st century.

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The functions of a cableway

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As a supplement to public transport a cableway can resolve many problems related to city traffic.

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La Paz

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Decision-Makers discuss integrated public transport solutions during the International Mobility Congress in Bolivia.

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UITP: "The art of public transport"

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This is how the transport sector has come to know the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. 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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Innovation in all facets

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46 With its new snow blower Rolba R500, ZAUGG offers many-faceted innovation, especially with regard to technology, propulsion, comfort and safety. Individual adjustability completes the offer.

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For a longer service life and availability of urban cableways

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While for material haulage ropeways the absence of the right lubrication and maintenance of the components only results in financial loss, for urban passenger cableways they are extremely relevant for cableways safety as well. Only an ideal lubricant can preserve the resistance and durability of the lubricated parts, provide safety for both passengers and operators, and reduce operation costs. This is why the lubricant manufacturer MOTOREX has also been focusing on cableways. SI Urban briefly presents the most important lubricants for urban cableways:

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Urban cableways are considered the world´s safest means of transport

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In terms of the total number of passengers transported, the cableway is the world’s safest means of transport. In terms of kilometers travelled, it is the second safest after air travel. Learn about a system that guarantees safety on the cable.

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Evacuation off urban cableways

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40 The operation of urban cableways above populated areas is connected with a number of difficulties if a rescue action becomes necessary. Buildings and streets blocking access, level cable spans or ascending sections, all make a rescue difficult. But the rescue expert IMMOOS has a suitable solution ready for every situation.

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To get off the ground, the capital of Uganda is looking for investors

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Following a feasibility study, Kampala now needs to collect money for a cableway pilot project. 200 mil. US dollars are needed to be able to implement the cableway and provide relief to city traffic.

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Will a cableway soon connect the most popular spots?

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Perth is the capital and, by far, the largest city of the Australian federal state of Western Australia. Situated on the continent’s south-west coast, it has a lot of beaches where its residents can relax. However, according to a recent study, the residents’ favorite spots, Kings Park and Elizabeth Quay, attract numerous visitors too. These two favorites are now to be connected with a cableway – at least if things go according to the plan of Western Australia’s Minister, Rita Saffioti.

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A project that already now plans for the future

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For three years now, the plan has been carefully examined and reviewed, but now it finally seems that concrete plans have been made for the proposed cableway project.

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Soaring above the traffic chaos

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An urban cableway will connect both parts of Santiago de Chile – Providencia and Huechuraba from 2022. A thirteen-minute cable car ride will provide an alternative to an approximately 40-minute drive by car or public transport, giving passengers an opportunity to soar above the traffic chaos.

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Cableway as a future mobility model

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In many places, one can hardly picture a city without one: urban cableways have been in fashion for a number of years and are now more sought-after than ever as a sustainable means of local transport. LEITNER ropeways regards itself an important partner in this field and a promoter of this development.

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Supporting tourism development in Russia

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Cooperation between the Austrian cableway manufacturer DOPPELMAYR and Kurorty Severnogo Kavkaza is a clear statement of the ongoing cooperation with Russian enterprises.

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The island is ready for two cableways!

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Saint-Denis, the capital of the French island La Réunion, plans to build two cable cars to relieve its traffic problems. One cable car to take passengers traditionally up a hill and another, with five stations, to run directly through the city.

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A new elivator for a unique building

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The Junghans Terrassenbau is a cultural heritage monument found in the Black Forest. Not long ago, it was also converted into a clock and watch museum. The individual levels of the renovated old clock and watch production site have been made accessible with an inclined elevator from INAUEN-SCHÄTTI – but not without structural challenges

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Jammu:

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According to Business Standard magazine the Jammu ropeway project is likely to be completed by the end of the year.

The ropeway project is planned to boost the wintertourism in the capital.

is likely to be completed by the end of this year and thrown open to public after missing a number of deadlines, officials said Sunday.

The 1.66-km-long cable car project has two phases, first from Bahu Fort to Mahamaya Park  and second from Mahamaya to Peer Kho over the Tawi river, with a total length of 1,118 metre.

 

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A ropeway in the middle of Moscow!

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A unique ropeway from BARTHOLET Seilbahnen was launched in the Russian capital this summer. With the Mixte installation, passengers can travel comfortably and quickly from the Olympic stadium Luzhniki situated in the center of Moscow to the city’s highest point.

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Projects in Colombia and Ecuador

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Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil or Chile – since the fi rst urban gondola lift installed by POMA in Medellin in 2004, ropeway transportation has inspired many cities. The latest projects from POMA: The 6th metrocable line in Medellin (Colombia) in 2019 and the 1st Aerovia line in Guayaquil (Republic of Ecuador) in 2020.

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Interview

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Since it opened to the public, the Santo Domingo gondola has already transported one million passengers in two and a half months. An exception in the sector, POMA, the manufacturer, is also in charge of operating and maintaining the machine, as the Interview with Michael Fauché, Service Director POMA, shows.

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The arrival of the first urban cableway in the Caribbean

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A 195-carrier cableway now flies through the sky of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World. Thanks to the manfucaturer POMA, it will provide an easy and rapid connection between the centre and the north-east of the city by flying over the meandering Ozama River twice.

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Skyline for the happiest place in the world

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Exciting adventures await not only younger guests in Disney World Florida, but adults can also fulfi ll their childhood dreams here. Whether adrenaline junkies, sweet tooths or nostalgists, every visitor will fi nd here just the right thing for his taste. Unfortunately, such diversity needs space! This means that the paths between the various areas of the park can sometimes be longer than visitors with for - but Disney already has a solution to this problem.

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A cableway as a symbol of peace

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The cable car to the Trebević mountain in Sarajevo was a symbol of the Olympics held in 1984 in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Destroyed during the Yugoslav wars, the installation celebrated its comeback last April thanks to LEITNER ropeways

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Jerusalem: Taiking a cable car to the wailing wall

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The Israeli government has given the green light to the controversial construction of a cableway between the Old City in East Jerusalem and the western part of the city. Starting from 2021, the cableway should run from a station located in the west of Jerusalem over a distance of 1.4 kilometers to close proximity of the Wailing Wall in the Old City and transport 3,000 passengers per hour.

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Koblenz

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The Koblenz cable car nowadays ranks as a reference project for a clean, environment- friendly means of transport. Local residents love their cable car but a number of obstacles had to be overcome at beginning of the project. The city’s former mayor Joachim Hofmann- Göttig talks about it in an interview with SI editor Tamara Mair.

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Plans for a cableway in the port city

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With the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, private investors are planning to build a cableway in the neighboring port city of Yokohama to bring in foreign tourists.

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Boston

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The New York developer Millennium Partners is planning to build a cable car in Boston to run through the booming South Boston Waterfront. Given the area’s dense development, thick traffic, insufficent bus network and heavy commuter flows, a cable car would make the most efficient and financially effective means of high capacity urban mass transit.

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Mumbai:

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The wait for the 4.7km-long Neral-Matheran ropeway worth about Rs 250 crore just got longer as authorities will be able to begin construction work only by the end of the year.

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Armania:

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Tourism was at an all time low due to the 9th-century grounds’ desperate need of renovations and the monastery’s hard-to-reach location. Resting atop a plateau at the edge of the dramatic Vorotan Gorge, Tatev Monastery required a difficult drive on a less than stable road, which had been ignored as tourism dwindled.

 

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Hollywood Hills

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Warner Bros has announced a plan to construct an ambitious aerial tramway to transport visitors to the Hollywood sign. According to the Los Angeles Times, the studio is expecting to pay an estimated $100m for the project.

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The Work on the Likoni cable cars are about to start

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Pre-engineering works on the Sh5.8billion Likoni cable cars project is set to start in the beginning of July. The works will involve a survey of the land where landing stations and masts will be build on the two sides of the Likoni channel. Construction of the project is set to begin before August.

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H. Ronald Ratnik in conversation with Si

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H. Ronald Ratnik about the beginning of Snowmaking in Austria

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Paul Johnston Video Interview with Si Magazin

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Paul Johnston talks about the 7 strand rope and why customers value it.

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