- List of aerial tramways
aerial tramways around the world.
gondola lifts, see the List of gondola lifts.:For funitels, see the Funitelarticle.
(Note: this list should not contain gondola lifts.)
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, to summit of Table Mountain, Cape Town.
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ChongqingAn aerial tramway provides transportation across the Yangtse River. The tramway is 740 m long and operates at 8m/s. Each cabin can carry a maximum of 45 passengers, with a total design capacity of 900 passengers /hour in each direction.
Gangtok– A ropeway is in operation in the eastern Himalayan town of Gangtok. The ropeway ferries tourists from one part of the city to another.
Phelagham– in this ski resort in Jammu and Kashmir, the cable cars ferry passengers up the ski slopes.
Visakhapatnam– Design and installation of a 800 PPH capacity, 350 m long Passenger Ropeway at Kailash Giri, Visakhapatnam on BOOT basis built by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
Bhopal– Design, supply, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 400 PPH capacity, 600 M long Passenger Ropeway on BOOT basis, at Bheraghat, Marble Rocks, Jabalpur, M.P. is under execution. The project is awarded by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
Darjiling– Revamping of an existing 100 PPD capacity Passenger Ropeway and converting it into 2000 PPD capacity, 2.3km long, Detachable Grip type, Six-Seater, multi-cabin. GondoIa, taking full Operation & Maintenance control. A Joint Venture WIth West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited on Built-Own-Operate (BOO) basis by Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt. Ltd.
Ganjnameh Cable Carin Hamedanprovince of Iran is situated in an archaeological site belonging to the Sassanidera.
Masada cablewaywhich lifts visitors from well below sea levelup to the buttewhere the ancient Jewish fortress town's ruins can be seen. The only other way up is a snake path.
Rosh HaNikra grottoescableway which takes visitors down to the grottoes carved by the Mediterranean Sea.
Stella Mariscableway in Haifawhich lifts people from the Mediterraneancoast to the top of Mount Carmel.
Among 170 aerial lifts in Japan, 73 lines are aerial tramways, including 1 funitel. 69 aerial tramways operate full season. See the above article for the full listing of aerial lifts in the country (including gondola lifts). Some notable aerial tramways include:
Awashima Kaijō Ropeway, Numazu, Shizuoka, is the first line in the country to go over the sea.
Komagatake Ropeway, Nagano, has the station with the highest altitude in Japan, 2,611 m (8,568 ft).
Mt. Aso Ropeway, Aso, Kumamoto, is one of the few aerial lifts in the world on an active volcano.
Miyajima Ropeway, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, in the holy island of Miyajima.
Mt. Hakodate Ropeway, Hakodate, Hokkaidō, is the most popular aerial lift line in Japan, in terms of ridership. It was featured in " Noein", 2005 anime.
Ryuoo Ropeway, Yamanouchi, Nagano, uses the largest cabins in Japan with 166 passenger capacity.
Yuzawa Kōgen Ropeway, Yuzawa, Niigata, also uses cabins with 166 passenger capacity.
Shinhotaka Ropeway, Takayama, Gifu, is the first line in the country to use double deckercabins.
Tateyama Ropeway, Tateyama, Toyama, makes a part of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Unpenji Ropeway, Kan'onji, Kagawa, is the fastest line (10 m/s) in Japan. It also has the longet span in the country, 1.9 km (1.2 mi).
Yoshino Ropeway, Yoshino, Nara, is the oldest surviving line in Japan, opened in 1929.
Awana skyway, connects the Awana Country club resort, to the hilltop resort of Genting Highlands.
Penang Cable Car, connects Teluk Bahangin Penangisland to the hill resort of Penang Hill. Construction is expected to start in 2006 and it will be the 2nd longest in the world.
Namsan cable car, Seoul.
* [http://www.sorakcablecar.co.kr Sorak Cable Car] ,
Sokcho City, Kangwon-do, connects to Kwongeum castle in SORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK.
* "This sub-section is under development."The cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps is but one of 55 aerial tramways, gondolas and chair lifts in this location alone. Cable cars of all types carry an estimated 500- to 550-million passengers each year in Austria.
*Gletscherbahn Kaprun III - aerial tramway with tallest
aerial tramway support pillarin the world (height: 113.6 metres)
3S Aerial Tramwayin Kitzbühel
* The "Téléphérique de l'
Aiguille du Midi", opened in 1955, can carry 75 passengers in the first section and 65 passengers in the second section. It starts in Chamonixat the altitude of 1030 m to Plan de l'Aiguille at 2317 m for the first section. The second section arrives at the top of the Aiguille du Midiin a station at 3777 m high.
Vallee Blanche Aerial Tramwayusing a special support structure for its ropes.
* The "Vanoise Express", opened in December 2003 at a cost of €15 million, is a
double-deckertramway for 200 passengers in each car. It spans the Ponturin gorgeat a height of 380 m (1250 ft) above the ground, linking the resorts of La Plagneand Les Arcsin four minutes to form the Paradiski ski resort. Unusually its two cars run independently of each other on separate cables. [http://www.paradiski.com/gb/vanoise_express.htm]
* The "Téléphérique de Salève", opened in 1932 primarily carries tourists from the
Genevasuburb of Vernier with Mount Salève which rises above the city to the south.
* The "Eibseebahn", which affords visitors access to
Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. There is also a rack railway( Zugspitze Railway) up the Zugspitze.
* The "Tegelbergbahn", or "Tegelbahn", near
Schwangauin Bavariain beautiful Alpine scenery.
* The "Kölner Seilbahn", in
Cologne, was installed in 1966 and crosses the Rhinegoing from the Zoo to the Rheinpark. This was the first tramway to cross a river in Europe.
Bad Dürkheim aerial tramway(shut down)
Fichtelberg Aerial Tramway
Herzogstand Aerial Tramway
Rauschberg Aerial Tramway
Karwendel Aerial Tramway
Kampenwand Aerial Tramway, Aschau, Bavaria, Germany
Nebelhorn Aerial Tramway, Oberstdorf, Germany
Predigtstuhl Aerial Tramway
Wendelstein Aerial Tramway, Bayrischzell, Bavaria, Germany
Wurmberg Aerial Tramway, Braunlage, Germany
Burgberg Aerial Tramway, Bad Harzburg, Germany
Bodetal Aerial Tramway, Thale, Germany
Schauinsland Aerial Tramway
*"The Cable Car, Gibraltar", takes passengers to the Top of the Rock of Gibraltar. First constructed in 1969. [http://www.mhbland.gi]
Josef Mountain Aerial Tramway", an aerial tramway with engine at the cabin
* "Ferrovia del Renon (Rittnerbahn)" in the province of Bolzano-Bozen, the longest aerial tramway in the world in one track (see
Guinness Book of World Records).
Sigulda Aerial Tramway", connecting Siguldatown and Krimulda village over picturesque Gaujariver valley
Fjellheisen" in Tromsø. [http://www.fjellheisen.no/]
Krossobanen" in Tinnis the oldest aerial tramway in Northern Europe. It was built in 1928.
* "Ulriksbanen" on the mountain
Narvik. [http://www.narvikinfo.no/Default.aspx?meny_id=243&side_id=149&ht=-1&meny_parent=195 ]
Hangursbanen" on the mountain Hanguren in Voss. [http://www.voss-fjellheisar.no]
Kasprowy Wierch cableway", Kuźnice
* "Buşteni-Babele" in
Buşteni. Length 4,350 m, Height differential: 1,235 m, Time: 13 min., Capacity: 25 persons/cabin, Towers: 6.
* "Babele-Peştera" in
Buşteni. Length 2,611 m, Height differential: 560 m, Time: 10 min., Capacity: 35 persons/cabin, Towers: 2.
* "Sinaia-Cota 1400" in
Sinaia. Capacity: 35 persons/cabin, Towers: 3.
* "Cota 1400-Vârful cu Dor" in
Sinaia. Capacity: 28 persons/cabin, Towers: 2.
* "Tâmpa" in
Braşov. Towers: none.
* "Poiana Braşov" in
Braşov. Towers: 3.
*"Skalnaté pleso - Lomnický štít" in
* "Teleférico Teide" on Pico de Teide,
Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Barcelona, in Catalonia. From Montjuïcpark to the top, and across the harbour, between Torre Jaume Iand Torre Sant Sebastia.
Aeri de Montserrat, at Montserrat, in Catalonia.
Olesa de Montserratrailway station to Esparraguera, in Catalonia. Inauguration end of 2005.
* "Teleférico de Fuente dé",
Picos de Europain Cantabria.
Åreis the only one in Sweden.
Norsjö aerial tramway, longest aerial tramway in the world
:In Switzerland, many aerial tramways are in use, including:
Klein MatterhornAerial Tramway, the highest cable car in Europe (3883m), Zermatt.
Titlis, 3020 m, Engelberg. The first revolving cable car in the world.
Adliswilto Felseneggtramway, part of Zürich's suburban public transport system.
Gant Hohtaelli Aerial Tramwaynear Zermatt using a 94 metre tall aerial tramway support pillar
*one serving the
Schilthornmountain in the Bernese Oberland. It appeared in the James Bondmovie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". With a length of 6931 m (22,739 ft) in four separate sections, it is the longest aerial tramway system in the Alps. It gains over 2103 m (6900 ft) of elevation.:A complete list of publicly available Swiss aerial tramways (excluding other types of aerial lifts), is available at list of aerial tramways in Switzerland.
Heights of Abraham[http://www.heightsofabraham.com/] cable car in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.
Grouse Mountainin Vancouver, British Columbia, has two aerial tramways running in parallel.
* Hells Gate Airtram [http://www.hellsgateairtram.com] crosses a narrow part of British Columbia's
Fraser Rivercanyon known as "Hells Gate".
Jasper Tramway[http://www.jaspertramway.com] to the summit of The Whistlers, near Jasper, Alberta.
Spanish Aerocar[http://www.niagaraparks.com/nfgg/aerocar.php] over the Whirlpool Rapids in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
* The Cable Car at
Montmorency Falls, Quebecnear Quebec Citythat takes passenger to the top of the falls
Alyeska Resortin Alaska
*The tram to
Ober Gatlinburgski resort and amusement park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
*The Cannon Mountain Tram in
Franconia, New Hampshire.
*The tram at
El Paso, Texasascends the Franklin Mountains as part of the Texas State Park system.
*The aerial tramway at
Heavenly Ski Resort, near South Lake Tahoe, California
Jay Peak Resortski resort in Jay, Vermont. Built in 1967 by Von Roll of Switzerland; the cabins (cars) were replaced in 2000.
*The Lone Peak Tram at
Big Sky Ski Resort, in Montana
Palm Springs Aerial Tramwayin Palm Springs, California, which transports passengers to the top of Mount San Jacinto.
Portland Aerial Tram, a commuting tram in urban Portland, Oregon, connecting the southwest waterfront district to the Oregon Health & Science Universityand the Marquam Hill neighborhood. It has a capacity of 30,000 passengers per day.
Roosevelt Island Tramwayin New York Cityis one of two aerial tramways in North Americaused by commuters as a mode of mass transit. Passengers pay with the same farecard used for the New York City Subway.
Sandia Peak Tramwayin Albuquerque, New Mexicois the world's longest single span tramway.
*The tram at
Snowbird, Utah, a ski and summer resort near Salt Lake City.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort, California, USA, the High Camp Cable Car (aerial tramway) system takes skiers from the base to the High Camp area.(see Squaw Valley Aerial Tramway)
*The skylift at
Stone Mountain, near Atlanta.
*Mount Roberts Tram
*Snowbasin Olympic Tram
*The aerial tram at [http://www.pipestemresort.com/] Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, West Virginia descends convert|3600|ft|m into the Bluestone River gorge.
*The aerial tram at [http://sterlingvineyards.com/] Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga,
Californialifts guest to their wine tasting rooms.
* Katoomba Scenic Skyway cable car
Warragamba Damfrom Emu Plainsquarry - for construction, now defunct
*A very famous aerial tramway is located at
Rio de Janeiro. It is actually composed of two separate cable car systems, one going from city level to the top of the Morro de Urca (where there was formerly a famous casino), and a second one going from the hill to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain. The latter appeared in the James Bondmovie "Moonraker". Click [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondinho_do_P%C3%A3o_de_A%C3%A7%C3%BAcar here] to read the Wikipedia.pt article or [http://www.bondinho.com.br/ here] to see its official website.
*Another famous aerial tramway in Brazil is located at
Poços de Caldas, in the Minas GeraisState.
Bogotá, a tramway can be used for going from the city level (2962 m above sea level) to the top of the Hill of Monserrate(3152 m). It was built in 1955, and has two cabins each for 40 passengers. The 880 m journey is traveled in 7 minutes, with a magnificent view over the downtown of the City. On top, there is a shrine in a church, a fine dining restaurant and smaller tourist attractions.
Medellín, there is an aerial tramway system (Metrocable) that is used for public transport in those areas of steep mountain. The system is interconnected with the metropolitan train system (Metro de Medellín).
* The Telefériqo in
*The Mérida cable car has the distinction of being the highest in the world at 4765 m (15,633 ft), as well as being the longest aerial tram at 12.5 km (7.77 miles). It spans the magnificent national park area called the
Sierra Nevada de Méridaand connects the city of Mérida with the surrounding heights.
*Ávila Cable Car, in
Caracas, built in 1957 and rebuilt in the early 1990s and reinaugurated in 2000, is one of the most modern in the word. The cable car ascends 1000 m (3280 ft) to 2100 m (6889 ft) in the Ávila Mágica Park and the Humboldt Hotel. The original cable car had a second line that connected to the city of La Guairaon the other side of Cerro El Ávila; the cable car administration is currently planning to rehabilitate that line.
Moanda, Gabon- for manganese ore, until superseded by railway.
Emu Plainsto Warragamba Damfor dam construction.
Asmara-Massawa Cablewayformerly in Eritrea
List of spans
List of gondola lifts
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