Metrocable POMA Medellin
Colombia – Medellín – 2007

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.

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Urban Gondola Lift
Application
Connect – urban link
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the project

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.

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The linea J

Metrocable POMA Medellin

technical
specifications

Longueur

Length

2789 m

Dénivelé

Elevation

300 m

Débit

Capacity

Up to 3000 pphpd

Date

Vitesse

5 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

79

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Number of passengers per cabin

10

POMA, innovation

for the project

Design Awards

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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