Belgium – Namur – 2021

Citadel of Namur gondola

The city of Namur is a tourist destination in Belgium, steeped in history and overlooked by a citadel built by Vauban. Its heritage and charm attract more and more tourists every year.

The ropeway offers visitors a new vantage point over the ancient Roman city and also serves local residents in their daily commutes. The inhabitants of Namur have made it an emblem of their city.

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In order to enable visitors to get around with ease, the Namur gondola crosses the river Sambre, connecting with the city centre, from the bottom station, Place Maurice Servais, to the top station located on the Citadel’s Esplanade, a stone’s throw from the Digital Pavilion, a legacy of the Milan Universal Expo.

 

As the Namur gondola is built in a classified heritage environment, numerous studies were carried out to understand the technical, landscape, archaeological, acoustic, architectural and ecological aspects. Not only was the integration successful but the ropeway also represents a real environmental advantage to offer an alternative to road traffic in the Walloon capital.

 

Technologically speaking, the system is a pulsed movement gondola, with two trains of three cabins each accommodating six passengers for a pleasant four-minute ride.

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Citadel of Namur gondola

technical
specifications

Longueur

Length

652 m

Elevation

102 m

Capacity

Up to 408 PPHPD

Date

Speed

6 m/s

nombre de stations

Number of stations

2

Number of cabins

6

Number of passengers per cabin

6

First POMA installation in Belgium

Concession for 30 years

In 2017, the Municipal College of Namur awarded the contract for the construction of the Namur gondola to the POMA Franki and Labellemontagne consortium.

The three partner companies formed the consortium to create the basis for the Société Anonyme du Téléphérique de Namur, which is to operate the ropeway for the next 30 years.

The Namur project is POMA’s first tourist concession in Europe.

Urban transport

While constituting a major tourist attraction, the Namur ropeway is nonetheless a soft mobility solution. This low-carbon travel mode is appreciated by visitors and Citadel residents alike as they commute to school, to work or simply to the centre of Namur.

First POMA installation in Belgium

With the Namur gondola, POMA has completed its very first installation in Belgium.

Urban integration

The Namur gondola is installed in a classified heritage environment. A long careful study was therefore conducted for the design and integration of the stations.

Several route options were studied in order to preserve the integrity of the Citadel landscape and to showcase the ancient Roman city.

The “Téléphérique de Namur” was designed based on modern architecture that respects the uniqueness of the site and blends into the environment perfectly, with discreet line structures and remarkable acoustic comfort.

Silent transport

The pulsed movement gondola technology is particularly suited to this type of tourist transport with compact stations containing few rotating mechanical elements and guaranteeing optimal acoustic comfort for both users and local residents.

Citadel of Namur gondola in pictures

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To retrofit its urban overhead transport system, the city of Chiatura chose POMA. Four small urban ropeways, developed specifically to satisfy the needs in terms of capacity and the constraints regarding distances, have replaced some (very) old Russian ropeways.

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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.

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With the installation of this ultra-modern aerial tramway, POMA has provided New Yorkers with the most advanced technology in urban ropeway transportation. It is 960 m long and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in just three minutes, passing over the East River in great comfort with unique views of New York through the huge windows on both cabins.

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Téléo

France – Toulouse – PROJECT IN PROGRESS

More than 8,000 passengers will board the cabins of the Téléo tricable ropeway every day. Part of the Toulouse Agglomeration’s transport network, it crosses a river and travels over a hill to link three major hubs of activity in the south of Toulouse: the University Cancer Institute, Rangueil Hospital and Paul Sabatier University.

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La Réunion

Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020

A Saint-Denis de la Réunion, POMA construit le premier metrocable de l’Océan Indien. Il offre un mode de déplacement sûr, rapide, et silencieux, permettant de relier des quartiers stratégiques et de mieux desservir le territoire.

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Nizhny Novgorod

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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.

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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.

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Colombia – Medellín – 2004

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In 2007, Metrocable’s second line initiated the urbanisation of an area to the west of the city. Unlike its predecessor, line K, the objective of commissioning line J was to support urban development in that area, rather than to bring the highly populated neighbourhood out of any kind of isolation.

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China – Enshi – 2020

Enshi Grand Canyon Funicular

In the Enshi Grand Canyon, one of the most well-known tourist parks in China, POMA has built a funicular railway to open up a natural area with many hiking paths to tourists.

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The Enshi Grand Canyon in Hubei province is one of the most remarkable tourist parks in China. POMA had already installed an 8-seater gondola lift there in 2013, which was renovated in 2020 to ensure its long-term operation.

Now, at the request of its customer ECOTIC, who manages the development of tourism at the site, POMA has built a funicular railway, leading visitors from the Tourism Centre, with its hotels, restaurants, car parks and ticket office, to a natural area. This is a soft and sustainable mobility solution that can do the work of a fleet of buses and so help to protect the environment of this exceptional site.  It is fitted with the POMA variable frequency drive and DirectDrive® subsystem, which is a first in the entire Asia region.

The funicular railway ends at the foot of the gondola lift. This gives tourists quick and easy access to the various hiking trails that are very close to the gondola lift departure and arrival stations, as well as the essential spots like the “incense pillar” and the “castle”, unique 500 m high limestone rock formations.

technical
specifications

Longueur

Length

1000 m

Elevation

100 m

Capicity

4500 PPHPD

Date

Speed

12 m/s

Number of cabins

4

Number of passengers per cabin

250

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Equateur – Guayaquil – 2020

Aerovia

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.

product range
Urban Gondola Lift
Application
Connect – peri-urban link
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The project

Duran, on the opposite bank of the Guayas river, has tripled its population over twenty years to more than 250,000 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom work in Guayaquil, the economic capital of Ecuador. The only bridge linking the two cities is saturated with traffic every day, despite five lanes in each direction.
To address this mobility issue, and to propose an alternative solution for crossing the estuary that could be implemented quickly, the municipality was won over by urban ropeway transportation, of which there are many models in South America!
Aerovia is a 100% horizontal gondola lift that is 4 km long and carries 40,000 passengers per day in its 154 ten-seater cabins, avoiding a 45-minute trip by car.

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the Aerovia

TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Longueur

Length

4063 m

Difference in altitude

12 m

Capacity

jusqu’à 2 600 personnes/h

Date

Speed

5 m/s

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Number of cabines

155

Number of passengers

10

POMA, innovation

for the project

Ecuador’s first

overhead inter-urban link

Guayaquil has joined the club of metropolises equipped with a POMA urban ropeway transportation system.

Concession-based

model

In addition to design and construction, POMA has been working alongside its partner SOFRATESA for gondola lift maintenance and operation for almost 30 years.
A concession-based model that heralds a new stage in the evolution of our business and customer support.

Integrated

stations

Beyond transportation, Aerovia has been designed to blend into the city and the life of its inhabitants. In Guayaquil, the three stations are located at strategic sites: on the Malecon Simon Bolivar at the edge of the river, at Julian Coronel park which serves as a hub for the city buses, and finally, on Quito avenue near the Centennial park, right in the city centre.
Local services will be made available, as well as shops, restaurants and banks on the different floors of the stations.

Technical challenges

This gondola lift was a technological challenge from the start, in particular the securing of the support posts for the seven towers a few dozen metres under water in the Guayas river.

Aerovia in pictures

They talk about it

Aerovia de Guauaquil

As massive urbanisation grows throughout the world, sustainable overhead transport solutions are redesigning the face of urban mobility. This project in Guayaquil is a perfect example: an overhead solution that passes easily and quickly over the Guayas river and the traffic jams in the city centre, and a sustainable decarbonised means of public transport.

POMA Sales Manager, South America

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Citadel of Namur gondola lift

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Read

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To retrofit its urban overhead transport system, the city of Chiatura chose POMA. Four small urban ropeways, developed specifically to satisfy the needs in terms of capacity and the constraints regarding distances, have replaced some (very) old Russian ropeways.

Read

Tizi Ouzou

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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.

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Airtram New York

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With the installation of this ultra-modern aerial tramway, POMA has provided New Yorkers with the most advanced technology in urban ropeway transportation. It is 960 m long and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in just three minutes, passing over the East River in great comfort with unique views of New York through the huge windows on both cabins.

Read

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France – Toulouse – PROJECT IN PROGRESS

More than 8,000 passengers will board the cabins of the Téléo tricable ropeway every day. Part of the Toulouse Agglomeration’s transport network, it crosses a river and travels over a hill to link three major hubs of activity in the south of Toulouse: the University Cancer Institute, Rangueil Hospital and Paul Sabatier University.

Read

La Réunion

Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020

A Saint-Denis de la Réunion, POMA construit le premier metrocable de l’Océan Indien. Il offre un mode de déplacement sûr, rapide, et silencieux, permettant de relier des quartiers stratégiques et de mieux desservir le territoire.

Read

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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.

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K line – Metrocable

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Read

J line – Metrocable

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In 2007, Metrocable’s second line initiated the urbanisation of an area to the west of the city. Unlike its predecessor, line K, the objective of commissioning line J was to support urban development in that area, rather than to bring the highly populated neighbourhood out of any kind of isolation.

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Equateur – Guayaquil – 2020

Aerovia

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.

product range
TELEMIX®
Application
Skiing area
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The project

Duran, on the opposite bank of the Guayas river, has tripled its population over twenty years to more than 250,000 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom work in Guayaquil, the economic capital of Ecuador. The only bridge linking the two cities is saturated with traffic every day, despite five lanes in each direction.
To address this mobility issue, and to propose an alternative solution for crossing the estuary that could be implemented quickly, the municipality was won over by urban ropeway transportation, of which there are many models in South America!
Aerovia is a 100% horizontal gondola lift that is 4 km long and carries 40,000 passengers per day in its 154 ten-seater cabins, avoiding a 45-minute trip by car.

TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Longueur

Length

4063 m

Difference in altitude

12 m

Capacity

jusqu’à 2 600 personnes/h

Date

Speed

5 m/s

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Number of cabines

155

Number of passengers

10

American Eagle

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France – Courchevel – 2018

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Equateur – Guayaquil – 2020

Aerovia

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.

product range
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Application
Connect – urban link
More about

The project

Duran, on the opposite bank of the Guayas river, has tripled its population over twenty years to more than 250,000 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom work in Guayaquil, the economic capital of Ecuador. The only bridge linking the two cities is saturated with traffic every day, despite five lanes in each direction.
To address this mobility issue, and to propose an alternative solution for crossing the estuary that could be implemented quickly, the municipality was won over by urban ropeway transportation, of which there are many models in South America!
Aerovia is a 100% horizontal gondola lift that is 4 km long and carries 40,000 passengers per day in its 154 ten-seater cabins, avoiding a 45-minute trip by car.

Discover

Urban ropeways

TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Longueur

Length

4063 m

Difference in altitude

12 m

Capacity

jusqu’à 2 600 personnes/h

Date

Speed

5 m/s

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Number of cabines

155

Number of passengers

10

POMA, innovation

for the project

Ecuador’s first

overhead inter-urban link

Guayaquil has joined the club of metropolises equipped with a POMA urban ropeway transportation system.

Concession-based

model

In addition to design and construction, POMA has been working alongside its partner SOFRATESA for gondola lift maintenance and operation for almost 30 years.
A concession-based model that heralds a new stage in the evolution of our business and customer support.

Integrated

stations

Beyond transportation, Aerovia has been designed to blend into the city and the life of its inhabitants. In Guayaquil, the three stations are located at strategic sites: on the Malecon Simon Bolivar at the edge of the river, at Julian Coronel park which serves as a hub for the city buses, and finally, on Quito avenue near the Centennial park, right in the city centre.
Local services will be made available, as well as shops, restaurants and banks on the different floors of the stations.

Technical challenges

This gondola lift was a technological challenge from the start, in particular the securing of the support posts for the seven towers a few dozen metres under water in the Guayas river.

Aerovia in pictures

Urban ropeways of Chiatura

They talk about it

Chiatura is a small mining town in Georgia, where the entire economy has been built around manganese extraction for over a century. The city is built at the bottom of a steep valley, and residential quarters stretch out over the foothills.

The 4 gondola lifts produced by POMA all make it possible to reach outlying residential areas from the city center and replace mono-way bi-cable devices, that is to say with a single cabin in back and forth on a carrier cable, equipped with cabins from another age, when Chiatura was the laboratory of Soviet aerial cable transport.

The 4 cable car produced come from a new range of products, between cable car and gondola, simple and efficient configured around the components of our ecosystem: tubular pylons and “standard single-cable” line equipment (pylons, gangways, jib cranes) and cabins DIAMOND 15 seats equipped with communication with the control post, and night lighting.

Responsable ingénierie système

Damien Lanier
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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.

Read

Aerovia

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.

Read

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.

Read

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USA – New York – 2010

With the installation of this ultra-modern aerial tramway, POMA has provided New Yorkers with the most advanced technology in urban ropeway transportation. It is 960 m long and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in just three minutes, passing over the East River in great comfort with unique views of New York through the huge windows on both cabins.

Read

Téléo

France – Toulouse – PROJECT IN PROGRESS

More than 8,000 passengers will board the cabins of the Téléo tricable ropeway every day. Part of the Toulouse Agglomeration’s transport network, it crosses a river and travels over a hill to link three major hubs of activity in the south of Toulouse: the University Cancer Institute, Rangueil Hospital and Paul Sabatier University.

Read

La Réunion

Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020

A Saint-Denis de la Réunion, POMA construit le premier metrocable de l’Océan Indien. Il offre un mode de déplacement sûr, rapide, et silencieux, permettant de relier des quartiers stratégiques et de mieux desservir le territoire.

Read

Megacable Pereira

Colombia – Pereira – Project in progress

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®.

Read

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.

Read

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.

Read

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.

Read

J line – Metrocable

Colombia – Medellín – 2007

In 2007, Metrocable’s second line initiated the urbanisation of an area to the west of the city. Unlike its predecessor, line K, the objective of commissioning line J was to support urban development in that area, rather than to bring the highly populated neighbourhood out of any kind of isolation.

Read

Equateur – Guayaquil – 2020

Aerovia

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.

product range
Detachable gondola lift
Application
Intra-urban connection
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The project

Duran, on the opposite bank of the Guayas river, has tripled its population over twenty years to more than 250,000 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom work in Guayaquil, the economic capital of Ecuador. The only bridge linking the two cities is saturated with traffic every day, despite five lanes in each direction.
To address this mobility issue, and to propose an alternative solution for crossing the estuary that could be implemented quickly, the municipality was won over by urban ropeway transportation, of which there are many models in South America!
Aerovia is a 100% horizontal gondola lift that is 4 km long and carries 40,000 passengers per day in its 154 ten-seater cabins, avoiding a 45-minute trip by car.

Les Grangettes

in motion

TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Longueur

Length

4063 m

Difference in altitude

12 m

Capacity

jusqu’à 2 600 personnes/h

Date

Speed

5 m/s

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

Number of cabines

155

Number of passengers

10

POMA, innovation

for the project

Ecuador’s first

overhead inter-urban link

Guayaquil has joined the club of metropolises equipped with a POMA urban ropeway transportation system.

Concession-based

model

In addition to design and construction, POMA has been working alongside its partner SOFRATESA for gondola lift maintenance and operation for almost 30 years.
A concession-based model that heralds a new stage in the evolution of our business and customer support.

Integrated

stations

Beyond transportation, Aerovia has been designed to blend into the city and the life of its inhabitants. In Guayaquil, the three stations are located at strategic sites: on the Malecon Simon Bolivar at the edge of the river, at Julian Coronel park which serves as a hub for the city buses, and finally, on Quito avenue near the Centennial park, right in the city centre.
Local services will be made available, as well as shops, restaurants and banks on the different floors of the stations.

Technical challenges

This gondola lift was a technological challenge from the start, in particular the securing of the support posts for the seven towers a few dozen metres under water in the Guayas river.

Aerovia in pictures

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