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
Algeria – Tizi Ouzou – 2019
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Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo – 2018
The oldest city in the New World, Santo Domingo, has a modern public transport system; the first Caribbean urban gondola lift line! 195 cabins criss-cross the sky and provide a connection between Line 2 of the metro and the north-eastern zone, twice crossing over the Ozama river.Read
Airtram New York
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
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
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
Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020
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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
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
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Charles de Gaule – Etoile
France – Paris – 2013
The inclined elevator of the Charles de Gaulle-Étoile station, in the heart of western Paris, was installed to facilitate the connection between the stations of metro lines 1 and 6 and the RER A regional express network line station, the central thoroughfare for transport in Paris, connecting east to west in the Paris region.Read