Poma in Santo Domingo
The arrival of the first urban cableway in the Caribbean
This cableway comes at the right time as Santo Domingo is seeing unrivalled growth and in turn, more and more traffic. Yet, it was impossible to create blockages in already dense and congested areas, particularly at the entrances to the main bridges. By commissioning POMA and its cableway solutions, the URBE* offers users a new means of efficient transport guaranteeing a capacity of 3,000 people per hour and per direction through four stations, reprenn Aerial Tram Santo Domingo Owner URBE Supplier POMA location Santo Domingo, Dom. Republic Length 5,160 m Attitude Rise 20 m System capacity 3,000 P/h/ direction Stations 4 Towers 36 Speed Time 5 m/s senting around 10 million passengers per year.
The cableway connects more than 23 neighborhoods directly to the subway system and runs over five kilometres through 36 towers and requires very little ground space. With reduced CO2 emissions, it even meets the demands of soft and sustainable mobility. The cableway reduces the travel time from previously one hour to 20 minutes now and guarantee a fast, reliable, silent, comfortable and pollution-free transport for 287.000 people.
Once again, POMA has placed cableway transportation at the heart of intermodality for tomorrow’s city. On May 22, 2018, President Danilo Medina tested the Santo Domingo aerial ropeway, the first public cableway system in the Caribbean. ts
*The URBE (Unidad Ejecutora Para La Readecuacion De la Barquita Y Entornos) has the task of managing the “Santo Domingo-East” development and mobility program. Photo: POMA