Urban Mobility

Urban Gondola Lift

They can become part of a public transport network with minimum ground footprint. They are the key factor in inclusive sustainable mobility.
ally of cities and metropolises

Urban Gondola Lift

Ropeway passengers transportation systems in cities require more than just reliability. POMA offers a high-performance modular design solution that can be integrated to a global transport network with its constraints using angle stations and rope loops of different lengths, while remaining 100% synchronised for optimal continuity of service.
Experience in urban gondola lifts is embedded in POMA’s DNA with installations that have already accumulated over 100,000 operating hours, operated by POMA group teams or teams trained by our professional experts.
The different configurations of the urban gondola lift satisfy the requirements of locations in the heart of cities. They blend into the skyline and require little ground space. They include energy options that promote sustainable mobility with reduced noise emissions and provide services for passengers. The design of the stations and cabins takes all the public’s expectations into account and its urban type operating system, for intensive use all year round, includes additional solutions for comfort, lighting and safety (surveillance cameras, communication functions, etc.) in order to operate at night and rise to all the challenges of a highly efficient connected transport system.


of Urban gondola lift

Diamond Cabin

Diamond EVO Cabin

Symphony cabin

The strenghts

of the Urban Gondola Lift

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
communication lines

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.

Less noise,
reduced energy consumption,
Degraded operation

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

Advanced 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.

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.

Easy access
to training

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.

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.

Load simulation
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.

Interior design specific

to urban transport

Efficiency and robustness coupled with aesthetic design and comfort; all of our interiors are customisable.

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.

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.

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. In addition to its rope-location function, it has enabled POMA to develop the latest generation of roller batteries that require no greasing, such as the LP20 EVO.


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.

Double backup, 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.

All our references

of Urban Gondola Lifts

Santiago – Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic – Santiago de los caballeros – In progress

The Dominican government has set up the SITS (Santiago Integrated Transport System) to support urban development in the country’s second-largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros. A soft and sustainable mobility service accessible to all is at the heart of the project and will include a monorail, bicycles, electric buses and a nearly 4 km long 12-seater gondola lift.


P Line – Metrocable

Colombia – Medellin – 2021

A social and economic link, Medellin’s Metrocable is the emblem of a city on the move. The 6th line of the metrocable took off in 2022 to extend its public transport network, serving sustainable and soft mobility


Los Alcarrizos – Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo – 2022

The city of Santo Domingo inaugurates its new urban aerial tramway line, the fastest in the world. The monocable system criss-crosses the sky over a 4.2-km stretch and serves four stations, offering a perfect soft mobility solution between the city centre and the suburbs.


Citadel of Namur gondola lift

Belgique – Namur – 2021

In Namur, Belgium, the ropeway connects the city centre to the Citadel Esplanade, flying over the river Sambre and the ramparts. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the experience of a silent trip with a breathtaking viewpoint. An ecological mode of travel, it blends harmoniously into its environment, by virtue of its modern architecture that respects the uniqueness of the site, and discreet line structures.



Equateur – Guayaquil – ongoing project

In order to improve the flow of daily traffic between Duran and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s economic capital, and offer an alternative solution for crossing the estuary, the local authorities have opted for ropeway transportation. Ecuador’s first urban gondola lift links Duran and Guayaquil, providing fast, smooth travel throughout the transport network for 40,000 passengers a day.


Tizi Ouzou

Algeria – Tizi Ouzou – 2019

POMA has developed a three-section aerial transport line with a total length of 5 km consisting of two gondola lifts and an aerial ropeway in Tizi Ouzou, a town located 100 km from Algiers.


La Réunion

Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020

POMA built the first metrocable in the Indian Ocean in Saint Denis on Réunion Island. It provides safe, fast and quiet travel, connecting strategic neighbourhoods and delivering a better service to the island.


Pereira Megacable

Colombia – Pereira – 2021

Pereira Megacable is the first urban gondola lift to be 100% integrated into the public transport system of the city of Pereira. It is also the first lift in the country to be equipped with a DirectDrive®.


Nizhny Novgorod

Russia – Nizhny Novgorod – 2011

La première télécabine urbaine en Russie permet aux habitants de Nijni Novgorod de se rendre quotidiennement dans la ville industrielle de Bor, en traversant le plus grand fleuve d’Europe par les airs.


M Line – Metrocable

Colombia – Medellín – 2019

Lien social et économique, le Metrocable de Medellin est l’emblème d’une ville en mouvement. La 5e ligne de métrocâble a pris son envol début 2019 afin d’étendre son réseau de transport public, au service d’une mobilité durable et douce.


K line – Metrocable

Colombia – Medellín – 2004

This urban gondola lift incorporated into a public transport system was a world first and quickly became a model for many large cities in terms of sustainable transportation and social inclusion. With the Metrocable, the city was gradually transformed, connecting the different neighbourhoods and their inhabitants.


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