Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued
Algeria – Algiers – 2018

Bab el Oued urban Gondola Lift

In Algiers, the urban gondola lift linking the Bab el Oued district to Zghara, via the middle station of Village Céleste, not only makes it easier for the 6.7 million inhabitants of the capital to get around, but also helps to bring the hilltop village of Zghara out of isolation.

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The project

In the biggest metropolis of Northwest Africa, the urban gondola lift connects the previously isolated hilltop village of Zghara to the vast seafront district of Bab el Oued stretching out over the northern part of Algiers. The stations of the gondola lifts are all the more efficient because they are connected to the existing public transport network, with operation and maintenance for the 19 km of rope links provided by ETAC, the Algerian rope transportation company.
For the comfort of passengers, the 66 10-seater cabins are equipped with lighting for transport at night and are ventilated on hot days.




2025 m


223 m


up to 2400 pphpd



5,5 m/s

Number of cabins


Number of people per cabin


POMA, innovation

for the project

A restrictive urban environment

The teams in the field have once again demonstrated their art, perfectly mastering the installation of the towers and rolling out the tensioned ropes over houses, electric lines and roads.

Maintenance and operation

Operation and maintenance for this new 1.8-km line with a capacity of 2400 pph are by ETAC, which already manages the urban rope transportation network of Algiers, as well as numerous lines in Blida, Annaba and Tlemcen.


The system was designed with the principle of intermodality in mind and prioritises easy access and proximity to the other means of transport in the city. Perfectly integrated into its surroundings, the departure station is located in the heart of the Bab el Oued district.

Bab el Oued Gondola lift in pictures

Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued
Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued
Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued
Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued
Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued

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