Metrocable POMA Medellin
Colombie – Medellin – 2019

Medellín Metrocable M Line

A social and economic link, the Medellín Metrocable is the emblem of a city in motion. The 5th metrocable line started up at the beginning of 2019 in order to expand the public transport network and provide sustainable and smooth mobility.

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The project

In 2019, the city of Medellín inaugurated line M, the 5th gondola lift line of the Metrocable network. It has a capacity of 2500 passengers per hour and enables 350,000 locals to travel from the east of the city to quickly reach the centre. POMA has been involved in the construction of the entire Metrocable since 2004, when line K began operating.

To date, these lines have transported more than 270 million inhabitants across the city, forming a permanent part of the urban landscape, and are now world transport benchmarks and a recognised driver for social inclusion.


The “línea M” carries a major flow of traffic through the local transport network and is a key part of the “Corredores Verdes” (Green Corridors) project, which aims to transform urban mobility in the Medellín valley by rolling out a comprehensive integrated mobility solution including a tram and two gondola lifts (línea H, inaugurated in 2006, and line M).




1057 m



275 m



up to 2500 pphpd



5 m/s

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M line in pictures

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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.


Santo Domingo

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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


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®.


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.


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.


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.


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.