Supporting tourism development in Russia

Beautiful cities, diverse nature, and 24 UNESCO world heritage sites – this is all on offer in the largest country on Earth. And with it, Russia also belongs to the world’s most important tourist holiday destinations. Although many Austrians would not choose the country at the Urals as holiday destination No. 1, various cooperation projects aimed at development of the local tourism industry are already underway. Much of the Russian North Caucasus remains unknown; yet, it already offers many opportunities for getting to know it better.

The Cable Liner in Moscow is only one of Doppelmayr’s mobility projects in Russia Photos: Doppelmayr

One company that has been present on the Russian market for over 20 years is DOPPELMAYR. The long-standing connection between this Wolfurt-based company and the world’s largest country also ensures DOPPELMAYR’s strong brand presence which should be further strengthened through its cooperation with Kurorty Severnogo Kavkaza. Winter tourism, in particular, should profit from the agreement concluded between the parties. It is also expected that these good business relations will further intensify with the agreed future support of further tourism development in the federal district of North Caucasus.

Planned cableway projects will lay building blocks for such development and, with DOPPELMAYR, Russia can be sure to have a reliable partner for these projects. The successful company from Vorarlberg has already established its presence at two different locations to be close to its customers and maintain good business relations with local representatives.

Ensuring higher travel comfort

For tourists, cableways represent a major plus in both summer and in winter. Comprehensive strategic planning, in particular, can help ensure that cableways are integrated into the existing transport network. This will significantly help expand the infrastructure and improve the efficiency of the entire network. With that, more visitors can be transported through cities or to popular look-out locations without great difficulty.

from left: Thomas Pichler, Managing Director of Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH, and Khasan Timizhev, Director General of JSC NCR, signing a cooperation agreement during the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna.

As many as 90 cableways have already been implemented by the Wolfurt-based manufacturer in Russia. Geographically they range from St. Petersburg via Krasnaya Polyana all the way to Juzhno-Sakhalinsk. The cableways from DOPPELMAYR have significantly influenced tourism in Russia and will set standards also for the future.

Sheremetyevo APM

  • Route length: 2,035 m
  • Travel speed: 14 m/s (50.4 km/h)
  • Travel time: 195 sec
  • Transport capacity: 1,680 pers. per hour and direction
  • Stations: 2
  • System: Cable Liner Double Shuttle
  • Waiting time in stations: 30 sec
  • Load capacity per train: 108 pers.
  • Number of cabins: 2 trains each with 4 vehicles
  • Pers. per compartment: 19 standing 8 sitting
  • Maintenance & operation: 15 years, OOO Doppelmayr Services
  • Launching date: May 2018

The new Cable Liner

The most recent project resulting from this successful cooperation is a Cable Liner in Moscow. As of late, it connects the northern and southern terminal complexes at the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. The fully automated, cable-propelled Cable Liner from DOPPELMAYR CABLE CAR GmbH & Co KG is the first of its kind in Russia. In addition, its approx. two-kilometer- long route runs fully underground in a tunnel. To implement the installation in this form, the domestic and international project partners’ cooperation had to be perfect.


The ultra-modern means of transport has been in operation since June 2018 and has contributed also to comfortable transport of fans arriving during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, the Cable Liner has already proved to be an innovative and reliable means of transport. Travelling at the speed of some 50.4 kilometers per hour, it offers flight passengers uncomplicated transfer to the Moscow airport.