Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
Touristic gondola lift
Application
Tourist attraction
More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

In motion

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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The Bastille aerial ropeway provides access to a 19th-century military fort overlooking the town of Grenoble from 264 metres above and standing at an altitude of 476 metres on the edge of the Chartreuse mountain foothills. It is the Grenoble metropolitan area’s top tourist site, attracting more than 600,000 visitors per year.

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Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
Touristic gondola lift
Application
Access
More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

In motion

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

Read

Tlemcen

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Yen TU

Vietnam – Yen Tu – 2017

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Huashan

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Read

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South Korea – Yeosu – 2013

Compared to the construction of a third bridge, the Yeosu gondola lift was the ideal solution to connect the island of Doslando to the mainland. Discreet, comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly, the gondola lift is perfectly suited to the city’s transportation needs. This original voyage over the Namhae Sea also quickly won over the passengers, and the Yeosu gondola lift quickly became a major attraction in the area.

Read

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A popular tourist site located near the Great Wall of China, Simatai is a beautiful reconstructed period village. From its centre, tourists can take the gondola lift rebuilt in 2013 and access one of the steepest, most beautiful and authentic parts of the Great Wall of China.

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Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
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Application
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More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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Maokong

Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

Read

Tlemcen

Algeria – Tlemcen – 2018

The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.

Read

Vin Pearl

Vietnam – Nha Trang – 2006

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Read

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Read

Yen TU

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The Buddhist temples of the sacred mountain of Yen Tu welcome many pilgrims and tourists. In 2017, two new gondola lifts were built, including New Yen Tu 1, which complements the mobility offer by doubling the Yen Tu 1 gondola lift.

Read

Huashan

China – Huashan (Shaanxi) – 2012

POMA designed Shaanxi Taihua Tourism Ropeway Road, a gondola lift that transports tourists and pilgrims to the top of Mount Huashan, 2,120 metres away in the heart of China’s central Shaanxi province.

Read

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South Korea – Yeosu – 2013

Compared to the construction of a third bridge, the Yeosu gondola lift was the ideal solution to connect the island of Doslando to the mainland. Discreet, comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly, the gondola lift is perfectly suited to the city’s transportation needs. This original voyage over the Namhae Sea also quickly won over the passengers, and the Yeosu gondola lift quickly became a major attraction in the area.

Read

Simatai Great Wall

China – Simatai – 2014

A popular tourist site located near the Great Wall of China, Simatai is a beautiful reconstructed period village. From its centre, tourists can take the gondola lift rebuilt in 2013 and access one of the steepest, most beautiful and authentic parts of the Great Wall of China.

Read

Téléphérique de la Bastille

France – Grenoble – 1976

The Bastille aerial ropeway provides access to a 19th-century military fort overlooking the town of Grenoble from 264 metres above and standing at an altitude of 476 metres on the edge of the Chartreuse mountain foothills. It is the Grenoble metropolitan area’s top tourist site, attracting more than 600,000 visitors per year.

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Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
TELEMIX®
Application
Skiing area
More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

In motion

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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Alpe Express

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Sharing over 80 years of history with the resort, POMA has supported Alpe d’Huez in the construction of dedicated public transport, a 2 km urban gondola lift, connecting the resort centre to the slopes.

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The Plan Joran gondola lift is an essential part of the Grands Montets ski resort, nestled in a listed natural site. It offers access to the ski area at altitude and offers an exceptional view of the Aiguille du Chardonnet.

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Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
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More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

In motion

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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POMA produced the 28 capsules of the observation wheel for the Chinese megalopolis of Shenzhen. Developed specifically to withstand a very hot and humid climate, they presented a real technical challenge, which the group’s teams managed to overcome.

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The expanding Cairo International Airport, one of the largest in the Middle East, wanted a high-performance link to connect its three airport terminals and to provide access to the car parks and shopping centre. The specifications for the construction of the MiniMetro® were speed, silence, comfort, availability and also environmental considerations.

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Liaison Blanc Blanc

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“Liaison Blanc-Blanc” is more than just a funicular railway, it is a mini mobile clean room, ISO 6 classified, which connects the two controlled environment areas of the Grenoble CEA over 250 metres.

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London Eye

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Right in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, 32 rotating capsules climb to 135 m, taking visitors above the rooftops of London for an exceptional view of the entire capital.

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The High Roller

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Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006

Maokong Gondola Lift and Taipei Zoo

The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.

product range
Observation Wheel
Application
Tourist attraction
More about

The project

The Maokong gondola lift is not only the first recreational ropeway in the city of Taipei, it is also the longest ropeway system in Taiwan with a distance of 4.03 km.

It connects the city to the large zoo, located in a vast park that is also home to the Buddhist Zhinan Temple and the famous “Muzha Tea Garden”, destinations popular with the city’s tourists.

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

4105 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

275 m

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Débit

Capacity

2400 passengers/ hour

Date

Speed

6 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

147

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Passengers per cabin

8

temps

Journey time

12 min

taux de disponibilité

Availability rate of

99,99%

POMA, innovation

for the project

Over 2 million passengers

in a few months

 

Opened on 4 July 2007, the gondola lift had already carried 2,364,682 passengers by 31 December 2007. Used by nearly 25,000 passengers per day. The Maokong gondola lift quickly became one of the most popular tourist sites in Taiwan.

Blending into the landscape

The unique configuration of this installation underlines the ability of ropeway transportation to blend into the landscape. The gondola lift overlooks several hills without disturbing the natural environment.

Double safety line

The gondola lift is equipped with a double safety line to ensure optimal operation. A device that proved to be particularly effective given the damage caused by the site’s numerous cockatoos and flying squirrels.

Connected

to the city’s Metro

Managed and operated by the public company in charge of running the Taipei metro, the gondola lift is very affordable and the regular metro passes are also valid. The gondola lift is open 18 hours a day, all year round, with few exceptions.

Availability

rate of 99.99%

Since it opened in 2007, the gondola lift has had an exemplary average availability rate.

Maokong gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
Télécabine touristique POMA Maokong
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