Medellín Metrocable J Line
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.
After the success of Línea K, which opened in 2004, the municipality of Medellín built this second Metrocable line with POMA. The aim was to serve the neighbourhood of Nuevo Occidente, and more broadly to support development in the city, particularly the western part where a new urban area was being created in the neighbourhood of La Aurora.
Metrocable Línea J provides a service to the more remote areas of Medellín that are particularly difficult to access: the San Javier district with two stations, the Robledo district with one station and the San Cristobal district, connecting them directly with line B of the metro.
Up to 3000 pphpd
Number of cabins
Number of passengers per cabin
for the project
In March 2009, POMA won a Design Award from Brit Insurance in the Transport category for line J in recognition of an exemplary achievement enabling the transformation of technology designed and tested for ski resorts into a genuine urban mass transport solution.
A line with a remarkable profile
Unlike the other gondola lift lines of the network, line J is not only an uphill/downhill line but has a ‘\/’ profile serving two hills and passing over the summits between the two middle stations.
The new tourist attraction
This line is often used by tourists who take advantage of the 2.7-km trip to admire superb views of Medellín from above.e
Line J in pictures
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