Fabien Felli succède à Jean Souchal à la Présidence de POMA
Change in leadership at POMA

FABIEN FELLI SUCCEEDS JEAN SOUCHAL AS PRESIDENT OF POMA

Change in leadership at POMA, a world leader in ropeway transportation since 1936:
After serving as the President of POMA for 12 years, Jean Souchal,has become President of the Supervisory Board, and will continue to support POMA in its missions as he has done for over 40 years.

Fabien Felli, Vice-President of the Management Board and Sales and Marketing Director since 2011, succeeded him as the President of POMA on 28 June 2022.

The French pioneer of sustainable mobility is writing a new page in its history, with a resolutely forward-looking outlook. Its core values, centred on people and innovation, remain at the heart of the Group’s DNA.

About

POMA

With 85 years of existence and more than 8,000 transportation systems built in 90 countries, POMA is a world leader in ropeway transportation. Its sustainable transportation solutions transport 6.5 million people per hour. Present on five continents, POMA innovates and brings its know-how and expertise in ropeway mobility solutions to both urban and mountain areas, for tourism and industry. POMA's turnover was €332 million in 2021, including 50% from exports. POMA employs 1,300 people, of whom 820 are based in France at its various industrial sites.

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility

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MOUNTAIN PLANET

The Mountain Planet 2022 exhibition will be held from April 26 to 28 at Alpexpo, Grenoble. In 2022, the commitment of POMA, a world reference in cable transportation, is reflected in a new range of products and services that are increasingly efficient and eco-responsible, for a lower environmental impact.

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Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public

Les Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public 2021 se tiendront du 28 au 30 septembre à Toulouse. POMA est heureux de participer à cette nouvelle édition aux côtés des acteurs de la mobilité urbaine, dans la ville même où sera prochainement mis en service le téléphérique débrayable 3S POMA. Emblème de la mobilité urbaine durable, le “Téléo” sera mis à l’honneur durant les RNTP.

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The city of Namur unveils its new pulsed POMA GONDOLA

Voreppe, Saturday, 8 May 2021. Maxime Prévot, Mayor of Namur, Belgium, Christian Bouvier, Vice President of the Supervisory Board of POMA, Jean-Yes Remy, CEO of Labellemontagne and Philippe Beaujean, Director of Franki today unveiled a new gondola in Namur.

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The construction of la Reunion’s first urban cable car progresses

In Saint-Denis de la Réunion, the outlines of the urban cable car take shape. Within one year, the stations and the lines have almost been completed! The commissioning should be by the end of 2021.

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Fabien Felli succède à Jean Souchal à la Présidence de POMA
Change in leadership at POMA

FABIEN FELLI SUCCEEDS JEAN SOUCHAL AS PRESIDENT OF POMA

Change in leadership at POMA, a world leader in ropeway transportation since 1936:
After serving as the President of POMA for 12 years, Jean Souchal,has become President of the Supervisory Board, and will continue to support POMA in its missions as he has done for over 40 years.

Fabien Felli, Vice-President of the Management Board and Sales and Marketing Director since 2011, succeeded him as the President of POMA on 28 June 2022.

The French pioneer of sustainable mobility is writing a new page in its history, with a resolutely forward-looking outlook. Its core values, centred on people and innovation, remain at the heart of the Group’s DNA.

About

POMA

With 85 years of existence and more than 8,000 transportation systems built in 90 countries, POMA is a world leader in ropeway transportation. Its sustainable transportation solutions transport 6.5 million people per hour. Present on five continents, POMA innovates and brings its know-how and expertise in ropeway mobility solutions to both urban and mountain areas, for tourism and industry. POMA's turnover was €332 million in 2021, including 50% from exports. POMA employs 1,300 people, of whom 820 are based in France at its various industrial sites.

Connection of

3 MAJOR AREAS OF ACTIVITY

Téléo aims to improve access to important facilities in the southern part of the Greater Toulouse area where several major activity hubs are located: Paul Sabatier University (30,000 students), Rangueil Hospital (200,000 medical consultations annually) and the Oncopole area (over 10,000 jobs).

 

The 2.7 kilometre-long route, comprising 3 stations in an elegant and understated architectural style, crosses over the Garonne river and connects to the existing transport system. As part of an intermodal infrastructure, Téléo will be supplemented on the east and west by express bus lines. A new 500-place park-and-ride car park was created near the Oncopole to promote optimum multi-mode transport.

 

Téléo cable cars run at a frequency of one every one-and-a-half minutes during rush hours, operating from 5.15 am to 12.30 am. 8,000 passengers per day are expected on the line.

A tailor-made response

TO THE CHALLENGES OF URBAN MOBILITY

Only 5 pylons to cross the 3 km route: the POMA urban cable car with 3S technology is also distinguished by its minimal land use. The integrity of the natural zones is preserved, since they will only be overflown. Téléo is also distinguished by its acoustic performances, its unique electric motorization is installed in the Paul Sabatier University station, and equipped with specific acoustic occultations.

 

The spacious 34-seat Symphony 3S cabins, designed by Pininfarina, offer a high level of travel comfort, while guaranteeing optimal accessibility for all passengers. A space is reserved for people with reduced mobility, whose access is facilitated by large sliding doors. Cyclists and their bikes are also welcome on board. In addition, each cabin is equipped with the same on-board equipment – dynamic information screens, audio announcements and a video protection system – as on the entire Toulouse public transport network.

 

As part of a 20-year maintenance contract, POMA works with Tisseo Voyageurs and Altiservice. Their additional expertise ensures Téléo's optimum availability and safety.

Discover the Teleo in pictures

To remember:

The Téléo line is 3 kilometers long and connects Paul Sabatier University and the Oncopole in just 10 minutes, flying over the Garonne River. The first 3S urban cable car in France is a fast and reliable way to get around the Toulouse public transport network.

 

With Téléo, the city of Toulouse is committed to offering city dwellers an ever cleaner and more sustainable means of transportation. With 8,000 passengers expected per day, the Toulouse cable car will allow for the fluidity of traffic on the ground, thus reducing CO2 emissions.

 

Perfectly interconnected with the city’s transport network and designed to integrate optimally into its environment, France’s longest urban cable car is a technological jewel with multiple assets and a model of sustainable mobility for cities in France and around the world.

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility

Learn more

MOUNTAIN PLANET

The Mountain Planet 2022 exhibition will be held from April 26 to 28 at Alpexpo, Grenoble. In 2022, the commitment of POMA, a world reference in cable transportation, is reflected in a new range of products and services that are increasingly efficient and eco-responsible, for a lower environmental impact.

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The 6th Metrocable line in Medellin

The Medellín Metrocable opened its 6th gondola lift line, “Line P”, on 10 June 2021, pursuing the development of this sustainable public transport network, which has been a global model for the past 15 years. The pioneering city of Medellín set the standard for a new model of urban mobility by integrating a gondola lift into its public transport network in 2004: a world first which became an international benchmark with 5 lines in operation, able to accommodate nearly 220,000 passengers per day over 14 kilometres of lines.

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POMA and TISSEO unveil the cabin of Toulouse’s future urban aerial tramway

In Toulouse, on 28 May 2021, in the presence of mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc, Tisséo unveiled the cabin of Téléo, Toulouse’s future urban aerial tramway. Over the next few weeks, Sigma’s 34-seat Symphony cabin will be on display in the famous Place du Capitole.

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The construction of la Reunion’s first urban cable car progresses

In Saint-Denis de la Réunion, the outlines of the urban cable car take shape. Within one year, the stations and the lines have almost been completed! The commissioning should be by the end of 2021.

Learn more
1.06.2022
from 7 to 9 June 2022

EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.

 

Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility. The Expo showcases the best know-how, innovations and transport policies by promoting all modes of public transport. It provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest innovations in equipment, techniques, and management implemented in major networks everywhere.

 

POMA, a pioneer in urban ropeway transportation integrated into public transport networks, is pleased to participate in this event and present its innovative and virtuous solutions for sustainable cities, alongside other major mobility players.

 

Visit our stand to find out about our Group’s latest news, take part in the forums on POMA ropeway mobility, and meet our experts in urban projects.

6.04.2022
from 7 to 9 June 2022

EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.

 

Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility. The Expo showcases the best know-how, innovations and transport policies by promoting all modes of public transport. It provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest innovations in equipment, techniques, and management implemented in major networks everywhere.

 

POMA, a pioneer in urban ropeway transportation integrated into public transport networks, is pleased to participate in this event and present its innovative and virtuous solutions for sustainable cities, alongside other major mobility players.

 

Visit our stand to find out about our Group’s latest news, take part in the forums on POMA ropeway mobility, and meet our experts in urban projects.

3.09.2021
28 to 30 September 2021

Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public

The Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public 2021 will take place from september 28th to 30th at the MEETT, Parc des expositions of Toulouse.

 

In this 2021 edition  cable transport will be highlighted, with regards to the central issue of sustainable mobility. In addition, in the city of Toulouse that will open soon its cablecar Téléo, the first 3S urban aerial tram, that also will be the longest cable car in France.

 

POMA, the pioneer of urban cable transport integrated into a transport network, is pleased to take part in this event and to present its innovative solutions for the sustainable city, alongside other major actors of mobility.

Visit our booth to discover our group news, attend the agoras on ropeways mobility, and meet our specialists in urban projects.

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Fabien Felli succeeds Jean Souchal to POMA Presidency

On June 28th 2022, Fabien Felli succeeds Jean Souchal to POMA Presidency

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility

Learn more

MOUNTAIN PLANET

The Mountain Planet 2022 exhibition will be held from April 26 to 28 at Alpexpo, Grenoble. In 2022, the commitment of POMA, a world reference in cable transportation, is reflected in a new range of products and services that are increasingly efficient and eco-responsible, for a lower environmental impact.

Learn more

The city of Namur unveils its new pulsed POMA GONDOLA

Voreppe, Saturday, 8 May 2021. Maxime Prévot, Mayor of Namur, Belgium, Christian Bouvier, Vice President of the Supervisory Board of POMA, Jean-Yes Remy, CEO of Labellemontagne and Philippe Beaujean, Director of Franki today unveiled a new gondola in Namur.

Learn more

The construction of la Reunion’s first urban cable car progresses

In Saint-Denis de la Réunion, the outlines of the urban cable car take shape. Within one year, the stations and the lines have almost been completed! The commissioning should be by the end of 2021.

Learn more

2.08.2021
from 7 to 9 June 2022

EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.

 

Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility. The Expo showcases the best know-how, innovations and transport policies by promoting all modes of public transport. It provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest innovations in equipment, techniques, and management implemented in major networks everywhere.

 

POMA, a pioneer in urban ropeway transportation integrated into public transport networks, is pleased to participate in this event and present its innovative and virtuous solutions for sustainable cities, alongside other major mobility players.

 

Visit our stand to find out about our Group’s latest news, take part in the forums on POMA ropeway mobility, and meet our experts in urban projects.

History

OF THE PROJECT

Designed in the 1960s for logistical purposes, the valley's first aerial tramway was built for boarding in Magland, in order to transport the workers and materials required to build the Flaine resort. However, the aerial tramway was eventually shelved as cars took over, and the installation was converted into power lines.

Among growing concern about environmental damage to the Arve Valley, in 2019 the local authorities revived plans to construct a valley lift. In March 2021, the Funiflaine project was officially awarded to a consortium of local businesses: POMA, la Compagnie des Alpes (CDA), ATMB and Crédit Agricole des Savoie. Co-financed by public (Syndicat Mixte de Funiflaine) and private players, Funiflaine is a regional development project that prioritises sustainability and soft mobility for transport in the mountains.

The future valley lift, which is scheduled to open in late 2025, will connect the A40 – known as the White Motorway – and the Paris-Chamonix rail link (Magland train station) with the Flaine ski resort, via Pierre Carrée, improving access to the skiing area and significantly cutting road traffic, with the goal of promoting sustainable development of the region.

An intermodal SOFT AND SUSTAINABLE connection

By offering an alternative to cars, whatever the weather, Funiflaine embodies a more eco-friendly approach to mobility which is also fast and safe. By replacing around 85,000 cars, 500 lorries and 100 buses every year, the valley lift will lead to a sharp drop in road traffic and the related CO2 emissions, creating a healthier environment.

The ropeway will be served by several scalable car parks that are perfectly integrated into the natural environment, combined with soft mobility options such as buses and trains. In 2029, a high-speed train stop will be built opposite the FUNIFLAINE station, from which shuttles will carry people to and from Magland train station. The aim of this project is to limit the impact of travel on the environment, health and quality of life, in order to promote responsible tourism in perfect harmony with the region and the people who live there.

Open from December to April as well as in July and August, the Funiflaine is designed to carry some 500,000 passengers per year, along with luggage and supplies for hotels and shops in the Flaine resort. Since it will be open for 9 months of the year, the aerial tramway is poised to boost the attractiveness of the region even out of season.

Technology to benefit the region

The 2S ropeway meets the required eco-performance standards, while adapting to the site’s unique topography and the needs of its users in terms of comfort and service level. The 100% electric technology keeps the environmental impact down to the absolute minimum, and makes efficient use of the land (limited number and height of line structures, compact, well-integrated stations). The stations and line structures have also been designed to blend in perfectly with the local landscape, its natural features and listed architectural environment. Funiflaine is therefore an unbeatable solution to the mobility challenges of today’s world, and is poised to accommodate future changes in the way we live.

The valley lift will be fitted with 68 latest-generation EVO cabins capable of transporting 16 passengers, with 11 seats and 5 standing places, along with a modular space for people with reduced mobility, and bikes.

The Funiflaine will follow the same route as the first aerial tramway in the 1960s, stretching over 5.3 km, with an elevation difference of 1,367 metres, connecting the valley and the resort in less than 15 minutes.

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Funiflaine

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