Touristic gondola lift
Riding in a gondola lift has always had strong visitor appeal. An attraction in its own right or a gentle means of transport, a gondola lift lets you appreciate a city in a different way, admire the panorama from high or access easily and comfortably a remote or isolated site, on board cabins with panoramic views and sometimes even glass floors!
The use of gondola lifts for tourism implies a mode of operation over long periods, even the entire year, with installations at some exceptional or protected sites. These two factors often require extraordinary solutions.
Spans over 600 m in length, differences in altitude of over 1 km, structures in complex and unique environments: these are some of the technological challenges that POMA takes up with professionalism and passion for each of its projects, so that the discovery or rediscovery of a site is always an unforgettable experience.
of the touristic gondola lift
An ultra-compact solution
for a station requiring very little space
POMA offers solutions for ultra-compact stations. It is possible to configure a 10-seater gondola lift for small spaces (under 20 m in length) or for a narrow layout. Our compact solutions make it possible for 10- and 12-seater cabins to travel through minimal spaces, at a speed of 4 to 6 m/s.
Undersides, for seamless integration
of stations into buildings
POMA has solutions to facilitate the integration of a station in a building and seal off its mechanics. The wood and honeycomb undersides provide simple interfaces for architects. They are then able to give expression to all the design and visual potential of the installation, in harmony with its environment.
peace of mind with a complementary safety system
Each system is equipped with a standard solution including a main hydraulic motor and a backup. POMA’s “double backup” device offers an additional solution for bringing a carrier back to the station, and total peace of mind.
Siemens Safety Integrated inside:
the best safety PLC in your POMA system
POMA uses the best technologies for its systems; The SIEMENS safety PLC combines performance with worldwide component availability. This SIEMENS solution includes many diagnostic functions to detect any possible internal failure of the hardware or firmware, so that a failure of the PLC does not cause any “hazardous” situations.
The safety of
your line technicians during maintenance
The PROTEC remote control allows you to drive the installation from the maintenance platform during the maintenance phase. This high-performance system has been up and running at many operating sites for several years. It ensures top-notch safety, while respecting the most demanding regulations in the world.
Switch your safety line
to automatic mode
to ensure availability
The double safety line ensures continuity of operation. If a false positive is detected, safety line 1 automatically switches to Monitoring 2 within a fraction of a second, without slowing or stopping the line as is the case when manually switched. Technicians can intervene without disrupting the transport network, and system availability is not affected.
Inductive line safety with
the Cable Positioning System
The Cable Positioning System (CPS) technology is capable of providing information about the position of the rope, detecting the initiation of a movement in a fraction of a second, even before the movement takes place. Coupled in a double line with conventional technology, the CPS is an indispensable tool for peace of mind on higher-risk installations.
to simplify maintenance
The load simulation system comes as standard with POMA. The need to actually load the ropeway to perform a dynamic test is now a thing of the past. All of our ropeways are equipped with a load simulation function which can check correct performance, after working on the brakes in particular. It saves time and reduces risks for technicians, and so ensures effective maintenance.
Based on an experience built up in partnership with its customers, POMA’s operation sites and the union of French operators, POMA has developed a set of educational and specialised resources, such as e-learning lessons, targeted assessments, and immersive 3D tools that are unique in the world, available on the exclusive UPILOT® online platform. With UPILOT®, teams can acquire, certify and maintain all the skills necessary to ensure the safety and availability of the ropeway system in record time without any downtime.
Roller batteries designed
for intensive use,
with specially adapted maintenance
LCI roller batteries are designed for 30 years in operation, with appropriate maintenance for intensive use. R&D has reduced the pressure on the rings, thus further extending the life of the roller battery pins. The maintenance plan is therefore lighter and enables the pins to be reused for 30 years of service.
Overhead and underground
Very long spans of communication lines can be problematic in operation. POMA recommends underground solutions whenever possible, but we have developed communication solutions for when the terrain is unsuitable, using carrying ropes for spans of over 600 m.
multi-functional line structures
Line video surveillance, lighting for night-time operation, wind speed readings, double wind direction measurement, maintenance video, line loudspeakers; all POMA solutions satisfy these customer expectations and can adapt to regulations the world over. The line structures incorporate these advanced optional multiple features.
reduced energy consumption,
DirectDrive® is a technology that surpasses traditional motor-and-gearbox machinery. With less friction, there is less noise and less energy required for the same level of power. With 4, 6 or 8-drive technology, the DirectDrive® delivers vastly superior availability than a double motor, for a similar investment
Safely postpone work
on the safety line
Availability is a major factor that is built into all POMA systems. The double safety line makes it possible to fix any line wiring failure within a fraction of a second, by continuing operation with the second safety line.
All our references
of Touristic gondola lifts
South Korea – Mokpo – 2019
With the Mokpo tourist gondola lift, POMA produced its longest ever span of rope between two towers and boasts the highest cement tower ever built for a monocable ropeway anywhere in the world. A breathtaking journey!Read
France – Beauval – 2019
With the “Nuage de Beauval” (literally, the Cloud of Beauval”), Beauval and POMA combined their expertise to design and build a gondola lift that is one of a kind in France. The gondola lift connects the panda and elephant areas to the lion kingdom in just a few minutes. In addition to being a great mobility solution within the park, it also offers a unique experience in France for the 1.5 million annual visitors who enjoy fantastic views over many areas of the park, aboard gondolas with glass flooring.Read
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
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
Vietnam – Nha Trang – 2006
In Vietnam, the famous POMA gondola lift from Vin Pearl flies over the sea to reach an island and its luxury resort.Read
Mexico – Zacatecas – 2018
The new POMA detachable gondola lift in Zacatecas takes passengers on a stunning journey over the historic centre of this ancient Mexican city, in one of the seven emblematic red cabins.Read
Egypt – Galala City – 2018
The tourist gondola lift of the new town of Galala City links the urban area to the luxurious seaside resort, travelling the longest stretch in the Middle East. Its glass-floored cabins offer an exceptional journey with a unique view of the superb desert landscapes that border the Red Sea.Read
Vietnam – Yen Tu – 2017
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
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
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