List of aerial tramways

List of aerial tramways

List of aerial tramways around the world.

:For gondola lifts, see the List of gondola lifts.:For funitels, see the Funitel article.

(Note: this list should not contain gondola lifts.)


flag|South Africa

* The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, to summit of Table Mountain, Cape Town.


flag|People's Republic of China

* Chongqing An 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 Car in Hamedan province of Iran is situated in an archaeological site belonging to the Sassanid era.


* The Masada cableway which lifts visitors from well below sea level up to the butte where the ancient Jewish fortress town's ruins can be seen. The only other way up is a snake path.
* The Rosh HaNikra grottoes cableway which takes visitors down to the grottoes carved by the Mediterranean Sea.
* The Stella Maris cableway in Haifa which lifts people from the Mediterranean coast 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:
*The Awashima Kaijō Ropeway, Numazu, Shizuoka, is the first line in the country to go over the sea.
*The Komagatake Ropeway, Nagano, has the station with the highest altitude in Japan, 2,611 m (8,568 ft).
*The Mt. Aso Ropeway, Aso, Kumamoto, is one of the few aerial lifts in the world on an active volcano.
*The Miyajima Ropeway, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, in the holy island of Miyajima.
*The 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.
*The Ryuoo Ropeway, Yamanouchi, Nagano, uses the largest cabins in Japan with 166 passenger capacity.
*The Yuzawa Kōgen Ropeway, Yuzawa, Niigata, also uses cabins with 166 passenger capacity.
*The Shinhotaka Ropeway, Takayama, Gifu, is the first line in the country to use double decker cabins.
*The Tateyama Ropeway, Tateyama, Toyama, makes a part of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
*The 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).
*The Yoshino Ropeway, Yoshino, Nara, is the oldest surviving line in Japan, opened in 1929.


*The Awana skyway, connects the Awana Country club resort, to the hilltop resort of Genting Highlands.
*Penang Cable Car, connects Teluk Bahang in Penang island to the hill resort of Penang Hill. Construction is expected to start in 2006 and it will be the 2nd longest in the world.

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*Namsan cable car, Seoul.
* [ 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 pillar in the world (height: 113.6 metres)
*3S Aerial Tramway in Kitzbühel
* Tiroler Zugspitzbahn


* 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 Chamonix at 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 Midi in a station at 3777 m high.
*Vallee Blanche Aerial Tramway using a special support structure for its ropes.
* The "Vanoise Express", opened in December 2003 at a cost of 15 million, is a double-decker tramway for 200 passengers in each car. It spans the Ponturin gorge at a height of 380 m (1250 ft) above the ground, linking the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs in four minutes to form the Paradiski ski resort. Unusually its two cars run independently of each other on separate cables. []
* The "Téléphérique de Salève", opened in 1932 primarily carries tourists from the Geneva suburb 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 Schwangau in Bavaria in beautiful Alpine scenery.
* The "Kölner Seilbahn", in Cologne, was installed in 1966 and crosses the Rhine going 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. []


* "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 Sigulda town and Krimulda village over picturesque Gauja river valley


* "Fjellheisen" in Tromsø. []
* "Krossobanen" in Tinn is the oldest aerial tramway in Northern Europe. It was built in 1928.
* "Ulriksbanen" on the mountain Ulriken in Bergen.
*"Fjellheisen" in Narvik. [ ]
* "Hangursbanen" on the mountain Hanguren in Voss. []


* "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 High Tatras.


* "Teleférico Teide" on Pico de Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
* Barcelona, in Catalonia. From Montjuïc park to the top, and across the harbour, between Torre Jaume I and Torre Sant Sebastia.
* The Aeri de Montserrat, at Montserrat, in Catalonia.
* From Olesa de Montserrat railway station to Esparraguera, in Catalonia. Inauguration end of 2005.
* "Teleférico de Fuente dé", Picos de Europa in Cantabria.


*"Kabinbanan" in Åre is the only one in Sweden.
*Norsjö aerial tramway, longest aerial tramway in the world


:In Switzerland, many aerial tramways are in use, including:
*Klein Matterhorn Aerial Tramway, the highest cable car in Europe (3883m), Zermatt.
*Titlis, 3020 m, Engelberg. The first revolving cable car in the world.
* the Adliswil to Felsenegg tramway, part of Zürich's suburban public transport system.
*Gant Hohtaelli Aerial Tramway near Zermatt using a 94 metre tall aerial tramway support pillar
*one serving the Schilthorn mountain in the Bernese Oberland. It appeared in the James Bond movie "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.

flag|United Kingdom

* The Heights of Abraham [] cable car in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

North America


* Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia, has two aerial tramways running in parallel.
* Hells Gate Airtram [] crosses a narrow part of British Columbia's Fraser River canyon known as "Hells Gate".
* Jasper Tramway [] to the summit of The Whistlers, near Jasper, Alberta.
* Spanish Aerocar [] over the Whirlpool Rapids in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
* The Cable Car at Montmorency Falls, Quebec near Quebec City that takes passenger to the top of the falls

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*Alyeska Resort in Alaska
*The tram to Ober Gatlinburg ski resort and amusement park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
*The Cannon Mountain Tram in Franconia, New Hampshire.
*The tram at El Paso, Texas ascends 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 Resort ski 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
*The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in 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 University and the Marquam Hill neighborhood. It has a capacity of 30,000 passengers per day.
*The Roosevelt Island Tramway in New York City is one of two aerial tramways in North America used by commuters as a mode of mass transit. Passengers pay with the same farecard used for the New York City Subway.
*The Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the world's longest single span tramway.
*The tram at Snowbird, Utah, a ski and summer resort near Salt Lake City.
*At 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.
*JacksonHole Tram
*Portland Tram
*Mount Roberts Tram
*Snowbasin Olympic Tram

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*The aerial tram at [] Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, West Virginia descends convert|3600|ft|m into the Bluestone River gorge.
*The aerial tram at [] Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, California lifts guest to their wine tasting rooms.



* Katoomba Scenic Skyway cable car
* Warragamba Dam from Emu Plains quarry - for construction, now defunct

outh America


*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 Bond movie "Moonraker". Click [ here] to read the article or [ here] to see its official website.
*Another famous aerial tramway in Brazil is located at Poços de Caldas, in the Minas Gerais State.


*In 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.
*In 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 Quito


*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 Mérida and 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 Guaira on the other side of Cerro El Ávila; the cable car administration is currently planning to rehabilitate that line.


* Where Eagles Dare
* On Her Majesty's Secret Service
* Moonraker


* Moanda, Gabon - for manganese ore, until superseded by railway.
* Emu Plains to Warragamba Dam for dam construction.
* Asmara-Massawa Cableway formerly in Eritrea

See also

* List of spans
*List of gondola lifts

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