Special Projects

Inclined Elevator

The Inclined Lift use the technology of vertical elevators.
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Inclined Lift

relieves all the challenges

The funiculars use the technology of vertical elevators. Their optimal range of application is short journeys, on a sloping track and on a straight line. With their complete automation, they work without an operator.

Whether outdoor or urban, public or private, our inclined elevators are tailored to suit your needs. In the most severe climate environment or ultra-intensive use, they will be able to offer you the best performances, whatever your architectural constraints.

From the feasibility study to construction of your inclined elevators, from their retrofit to their maintenance, POMA is with you at every stage of the project.

THE ADVANTAGES 

OF THE POMA INCLINED LIFT

ERGONOMICS AND DESIGN

To make our inclined elevators a sustainable and modern mode of transport, we seek to make them the most comfortable from the design stage. Through our work on interior comfort, we offer a unique sense of space thanks to our cabins made entirely out of glass.

By also working on the outside visual aspect, our elevators blend into the environment in the most remarkable sites.

AVAILABILITY AND DURABILITY

With a fully automatic operation 24/7, our elevators guarantee high performance and an excellent level of service for the user and operator. Their secret? High reliability due to proven and energy-efficient solutions. Thus, the operating cost of our inclined elevators is optimised, their durability increased and satisfaction is high.

The Inclined elevators

made by POMA

Débit

Transport Capacity

600 peeople/ hour on average

Date

Speed

up to 4 m/s

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Cabin size:

up to 40 people

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More than

30 projects worldwide

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CARACTÉRISTIQUES TECHNIQUES

Technology
Multi-cable, similar to vertical elevators
Track layout
Straight line
Track profiles
Variable slopes
Track gradient (°/horizontal)
15° to 75°
Maximum track length
300 m (usual average value)
Maximum speed (m/s)
4
Number of carriers
1
Carrier capacity
up to 100 passengers
System capacity in people/ hour/ direction
Up to 1000 passengers
Maximum change in ground slope
+/-6°
Standard operating modes
Standard operating modes “Reverse” operating mode on a single line

All our references

of Inclined Lifts

Maeterlinck Palace

France – Nice – 2014

The Maeterlinck Palace is a former luxury hotel overlooking the Bay of Angels in Nice. In 2014, it was equipped with an inclined elevator to allow its residents to easily reach the beach.

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Charles de Gaule – Etoile

France – Paris – 2013

The inclined elevator of the Charles de Gaulle-Étoile station, in the heart of western Paris, was installed to facilitate the connection between the stations of metro lines 1 and 6 and the RER A regional express network line station, the central thoroughfare for transport in Paris, connecting east to west in the Paris region.

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Funicular

The POMA funicular railway is an ideal transport solution for urban tourism and industrial environments regardless of the climate environment. It is reversible, is pulled by a rope, and can be integrated into a complex urban landscape, with curves and long distances.

Automated People Mover – APM

An APM, Automated People Mover, is a fully automatic system without drivers and usually moves along on a flat plane, which differentiates it from funicular railways. Unlike with automotive vehicles, the machinery and motor equipment are located remotely thanks to the rope. Thus, the APM is often described as “light metro” technology, in the sense that the infrastructure (viaduct, track structure, etc.) and installation are lighter and faster.

Inclined Elevator

The funiculars use the technology of vertical elevators. Their optimal range of application is short journeys, on a sloping track and on a straight line. With their complete automation, they work without an operator.
ascenseur incliné POMA

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Special Projects

Automated People Mover

This guided mode of transport, with passenger carrier vehicles moving on their own tracks, is generally preferred for short connections of a few kilometres, with high demands regarding capacity and availability.
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The guided mode of transport

Fully Automatic System

An APM, Automated People Mover, is a fully automatic system without drivers and usually moves along on a flat plane, which differentiates it from funicular railways. Unlike with automotive vehicles, the machinery and motor equipment are located remotely thanks to the rope. Thus, the APM is often described as “light metro” technology, in the sense that the infrastructure (viaduct, track structure, etc.) and installation are lighter and faster.

This guided mode of transport, with passenger carrier vehicles moving on their own tracks, is generally preferred for short connections of a few kilometres, with high demands regarding capacity and availability.

POMA supports you

For your Automated People Mover Projects
APM automated people mover

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Whether it is for an urban context, an airport or a large private complex, our automated people movers are tailored to your needs to offer you the best possible performance.

From the feasibility study to construction and operation/maintenance, POMA supports you through every stage of the project.

APM automated people mover

Airport Applications

APMs are mainly installed at airports to provide connections between terminals, or to allow for interconnection with another mode of transport or car park. This is one of the most demanding environments, as passengers need to travel quickly to catch their flight and avoid delays. With its high availability, an APM guarantees complete safety and peace of mind for its passengers.

APM automated people mover

Urban Applications

In rapidly expanding towns and cities, getting to the centre is becoming increasingly complicated and the traffic more congested, so APMs are used provide a connection to the park-and-ride facilities outside the city.

They can also connect different levels or areas of the town, as is the case in Serfaus, where the APM serves 4 stations, going from a car park, passing through the centre, to a gondola lift.

APM automated people mover

Private and Industrial Applications

An APM can be installed on campuses, industrial complexes, at hotels, medical complexes, etc. to provide a fast connection between different buildings. This has notably been the case at the San Raffaele Hospital in Italy and the Huntsville Hospital in the United States.

The Advantages

des Automated People Mover POMA

Availability

The trains are fully automated to ensure safe operation and high availability. The trains, stations and driving equipment are all managed from a central control centre.

Safety

FIRE SAFETY

Automated trains have low-heat energy onboard; APMs use a medium-voltage system that therefore improves the level of safety. The fire risk on the trains is much lower.

 

CABIN SAFETY
• Extinguishers under the chairs in each passenger compartment,
• Emergency exits unlock manually,
• Emergency ventilation system,
• Emergency lighting,
• Smoke detector,
• Emergency communication system for passengers,
• Video surveillance camera,
• Automatic reopening of doors if an obstacle is detected by torque control

 

EVACUATION

• It is always possible to recover a broken-down carrier at the next station, even in the event of a power failure thanks to redundant drives and the emergency drive.
• It is possible to evacuate to another train.
• The options and evacuation procedures are faster.

MAINTENANCE

Automated trains only require a single, simplified maintenance programme focused on preventive maintenance
Predictive maintenance allows for high availability and ensures connections without traffic interruptions or the need for a replacement service.
• The APM in Cairo has posted an average availability of 99.75% since 2013.
• The APM in Miami has posted an average availability of 99.8% since 2016.

CARRIERS

APMs may be equipped with individual carrier vehicles or interconnected carriers. The standard door size offers a 2000 mm clearance, and generally, each train has two sets of doors to ensure maximum passenger comfort and quick boarding.
There are 3 main types of passenger carrier:
• The M1 carrier: lightweight trains
• The W1 carrier: High-capacity trains with 1 access door on each side.
• The W2 carrier: High-capacity and longer trains with 2 access doors on each side.
Depending on the capacities of the whole system, the waiting time between two stations (headway), the length of the route and the route envisaged, the number of stations, etc., we will tailor the solution that is best suited to your needs.

CUSTOMISATION

If we take the W1 and M1 carrier standards, we are able to create unique APM designs, such as asymmetric carriers to optimise the use of a section of tunnel, or outdoor LED lighting.

ACCESSIBILITY

Each train is designed to be accessible to passengers with reduced mobility:
• The horizontal and vertical gaps between the step and the boarding platform are reduced as far as possible.
• Large 2000 mm opening of the cabin door to allow access for passengers in wheelchairs or with prams
• Priority areas indicated in each compartment for passengers with reduced mobility

REGULATIONS

Automated People Movers are designed in accordance with European Funicular Railway standards or ASCE standards (US APM standards).

SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY

Composed of one or more carriages, APM trains operate on installations that vary depending on the project environment:
• On air cushions (Air Levitation). This Group innovation is at the cutting edge of technology: it causes hardly any vibrations and running noise, thus ensuring optimal passenger comfort,
• On metal wheels and rails (ideal solution for frosty and icy environments),
• On tyres on concrete or metallic beams

Key Figures

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Over 30 years

of expertise

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18

collaborateurs

An expert team

dedicated to building your APM

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Guaranteed availability

of over 99,5%

distance

Up to

8 Km

nombre de passagers total

Hourly transport capacity

of up to 8,000 people

Date

Speeds of up to

14 metres/second

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All our references

Of APM

Miami Airport

United States – Miami – 2016

Miami International Airport inaugurated its two APMs in 2016 and 2017. The two APM trains travel 375 m and carry up to 12,000 passengers per hour between the main terminal and terminal E.

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Cairo Airport

Egypt – Cairo – 2012

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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Funicular

The POMA funicular railway is an ideal transport solution for urban tourism and industrial environments regardless of the climate environment. It is reversible, is pulled by a rope, and can be integrated into a complex urban landscape, with curves and long distances.

Automated People Mover – APM

An APM, Automated People Mover, is a fully automatic system without drivers and usually moves along on a flat plane, which differentiates it from funicular railways. Unlike with automotive vehicles, the machinery and motor equipment are located remotely thanks to the rope. Thus, the APM is often described as “light metro” technology, in the sense that the infrastructure (viaduct, track structure, etc.) and installation are lighter and faster.

Inclined Elevator

The funiculars use the technology of vertical elevators. Their optimal range of application is short journeys, on a sloping track and on a straight line. With their complete automation, they work without an operator.
APM automated people mover

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Special Projects

Funicular

The POMA funicular railway is an ideal transport solution for urban tourism and industrial environments regardless of the climate environment.
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The cableway transport

that adapt to the field

The POMA funicular railway is an ideal transport solution for urban tourism and industrial environments regardless of the climate environment. It is reversible is pulled by a rope, and can be integrated into a complex urban landscape, with curves and long distances.

Our funicular railways are custom-designed according to your requirements and use, and will offer you the best performance.

From the feasibility study to construction, from their retrofit to their maintenance, POMA is with you at every stage of the funicular railway project.

The funiculars

configurations
funiculaire POMA single lane with bypass

single lane with bypass

With the “single lane with bypass” configuration, the two carriers run on a single track and cross at a passing loop. The infrastructure is lighter for a large capacity with reversible operation

 

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single lane

With the “single lane” configuration, the funicular railway works reversibly on one track.

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dual lane

Finally, with the “dual lane” configuration, each carrier moves back and forth independently on its track. This is the funicular railway solution to be adopted for transport with a very high number of visitors. This configuration also allows redundancy in the event of a track failure or maintenance.

 ADVANTAGES

of POMA FUNICULAR RAILWAY

AUTOMATION

The funicular railway can operate with or without an attendant, for controlled costs.

EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT

Optimal comfort for passengers when using the funicular railway:
• Quiet mode of transport
• Custom-made carrier, panoramic view and spacious carriers
• Accessibility
• Optimal environmental integration
• On the ground, the funicular railway is not affected by wind and weather
• In a tunnel, the funicular railway is ideal

FLEXIBILITY

The route is very flexible, straight or with bends, the funicular railway fits perfectly to the typology of the terrain.

The funicular in numbers

Débit

Transport capacity

10000 people/ hour

Date

Speed up to

14 m/s

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Size of carriers

up to 500 people

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Projects worldwide

More than 40

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Characteristics

Technology
Mono-cable
Track layout
Straight lines and bends
Track profiles
Constant or variable slopes
Track gradient (°/horizontal)
0 to 50°
Maximum track length
5000 m (usual average value)
Maximum speed (m/s)
14
Number of carriers
1 or 2
Carrier capacity
Up to 500 passengers
System capacity in people/ hour/ direction
Up to 10000 passengers

All our references

of Funiculars

Arcs Express

France – Bourg Saint-Maurice – 2019

An emblematic feature of the valley for more than 30 years, the funicular railway of Saint Maurice was one of the first elevators in the Alps. It was renovated in 2019. A pioneer in multimodal travel, Bourg Saint Maurice offers thousands of skiers and daily users a direct link between the skiing area of Les Arcs and the railway network in just 7 minutes.

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Liaison Blanc Blanc

France – Grenoble – 2010

“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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Funicular

The POMA funicular railway is an ideal transport solution for urban tourism and industrial environments regardless of the climate environment. It is reversible, is pulled by a rope, and can be integrated into a complex urban landscape, with curves and long distances.

Automated People Mover – APM

An APM, Automated People Mover, is a fully automatic system without drivers and usually moves along on a flat plane, which differentiates it from funicular railways. Unlike with automotive vehicles, the machinery and motor equipment are located remotely thanks to the rope. Thus, the APM is often described as “light metro” technology, in the sense that the infrastructure (viaduct, track structure, etc.) and installation are lighter and faster.

Inclined Elevator

The funiculars use the technology of vertical elevators. Their optimal range of application is short journeys, on a sloping track and on a straight line. With their complete automation, they work without an operator.
funiculaire POMA

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Material Transport

Material Funiculars

The hybrid installation designed to transport materials and passengers
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Ropeways

for materials and passengers

Material ropeway transport is not limited to aerial systems, but also extends to ground installations.

Material funiculars are systems capable of carrying heavy loads and passengers. These funiculars can provide access to difficult sites, such as hydroelectric power stations on high mountains or the transport of massive blocks of granite or marble extracted from mines and quarries.

The strengths

of the product

Expertise at the service of our solutions slides

Transport of
heavy loads

These funiculars are the optimal solution for transporting heavy loads on steep slopes. They can climb an incline of up to 75°, with a load of 120 tonnes.

Multiple options
for system customisation

This type of installation is designed with interchangeable carriers so as to transport either people only, or materials and equipment only, or even people, materials and equipment simultaneously

Accessing
difficult-to-reach sites

Funiculars are used to provide access to a difficult site during construction, but can also be kept for site operation and maintenance.

Reliable
in all weather

Funiculars are reliable means of transportation, capable of operating in all environmental and weather conditions such as ice, wind and snow.

Option of designing
connections with a corner

 

Funicular carriers can make turns along the line, which would not be possible with a material ropeway.

Technical characteristics

  • Load: < 120 tonnes
  • Movement speed: < 13 m/s
  • Variable incline: < 75°

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FlyingBelt®

The unique technology that combines the advantages of belt conveyors and ropeway installations.

Material Ropeways

The ideal system to overcome any constraints on the ground and transport large-capacity materials by air.

Material Funiculars

Material funiculars are systems capable of carrying heavy loads and passengers. These funiculars can provide access to difficult sites, such as hydroelectric power stations on high mountains or the transport of massive blocks of granite or marble extracted from mines and quarries.

Cable cranes

The cable crane consists of ropes stretched between two sides of a valley and a trolley carrying a hook capable of moving along the ropes as well as up and down the valley. The hook can be used for transporting equipment (excavator, crane, any other heavy equipment) and/or materials (concrete or precast concrete) on construction sites or even dams, viaducts or quarries.