The old 4-seater gondola lift in the Santiago Metropolitan Park, inaugurated in1980 and stopped in 2009, was recently renovated and replaced by a POMA detachable-grip 6-passenger gondola lift.
The 55 six-passenger Diamond cabins were installed on an overhauled and reinforced installation structure that includes three stations and twelve towers.
The lift is 2 km long and provides access to the largest urban park in Latin America. Everyone can take advantage of the new system, from children to athletes and even persons with reduced mobility. There are even carriers specially designed to carry bicycles!
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, inaugurated the new San Cristobal gondola in Santiago last Friday, November 25.
"The project was part of a larger program to develop and preserve green spaces nationally and make them accessible to Chilean citizens," said Michelle Bachelet.
The "Cerro San Cristobal", rises to an altitude of 860m, and has become one of the city’s emblems. In less than ten minutes, tourists and athletes alike can reach the top of the mountain, admire the Virgin Mary Statue, and enjoy the exceptional view of the city of Santiago.
THE INSTALLATION IN A NUTSHELL
- Installation type: GL6
- Vertical rise: 208 m
- Length: 2050 m
- Transport capacity: 1000 p / h
- Speed: 5 m / s
- Number of carriers: 55 six-passenger Diamond cabins, including eight equipped with bike racks.