THE URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT MAGAZINE

Egypt


Poma builds the first tourist cableway in the new Galala City

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.

The cable car in galala city has cabins accommodating 10 passengers each. Photo: POMA

Galala City is a planned and newly developed city in Egypt – and currently the second largest building site in this North-African country after the Suez Canal. It is located at the highest mountain plateau near the Red Sea between Ain Sokhna and Zafarana. 650 meters above sea level, a 17,000-hectare city should be built to develop the vast and empty eastern desert and relieve the capital city of Cairo.

 

This is why priority is given to the creation of jobs and housing options. This project should become a symbol of the country‘s modern future and its development in subdivided into three parts: creation of a new urban area on the Al Gala Plateau, establishment of a new industrial area consisting of several desalination facilities and, nally, improvement of the tourist o er in the region.

 

To interconnect the city’s individual quarters with the surrounding areas, several means of transport and transport lines are planned and being implemented. Some have even already been launched – a cableway from POMA for example. The French manufacturer has built here a monocable car circulating between the residential area of Galala City and the tourist seaside in Ain Sokha.

 

The installation covers 611 meters in height and can transport 250 persons in each direction. With a length of approximately 4.3 kilometers, it is also the cableway with the longest span between two stations found in the Near East and Africa. ts

TC 10 Galala


Length:                      4,376m

Altitude rise:              611m

Capacity per direction: 250 ph

Speed:                      5m/s

Number of cabins:      14

Cabin capacity:          10