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Colombia – Pereira – Project in progress

Pereira Megacable

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 longest urban ropeway of the country.

product range
Urban Gondola Lift
Application
Connect – urban link
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The project

The Megacable gondola lift is connected to the city’s Megabús transport network. It connects the Villa Santana district to the centre of Pereira in just 14 minutes, compared to over 45 minutes with the transfers that were previously necessary.

Almost 3400 metres in length, the Megacable is Colombia’s largest mass passenger aerial ropeway, serving more than 60,000 people.

It is the second ropeway in the country to be equipped with the clean innovating motorization DirectDrive®.

technical
specifications

Longueur

length

3773 m

Elevation

62 m

Capacity

up to 1400 pphpd

Date

Speed

5 m/s

Number of cabins

50

Number of passengers per cabin

10

nombre de stations

Number of stations

4

motorisation

Motorisation

DirectDrive®

POMA, innovation

for the project

Social inclusion

For the 500,000 inhabitants of Pereira, this new transport infrastructure has already had a strong social impact. It is the first line in the city to connect the city centre, the transport terminal, the Technological University of Pereira and the Las Brisas neighbourhood of the Villa Santana district

Second DirectDrive®

in the country

The Megacable urban gondola lift is a major project that reinvents mobility through a sustainable and environmentally friendly means of transport.

Megacable in pictures

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Citadel of Namur gondola lift

Belgique – Namur – 2021

In Namur, Belgium, the ropeway connects the city centre to the Citadel Esplanade, flying over the river Sambre and the ramparts. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the experience of a silent trip with a breathtaking viewpoint. An ecological mode of travel, it blends harmoniously into its environment, by virtue of its modern architecture that respects the uniqueness of the site, and discreet line structures.

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Aerovia

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.

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Chiatura

Géorgie – Chiatura – 2020

To retrofit its urban overhead transport system, the city of Chiatura chose POMA. Four small urban ropeways, developed specifically to satisfy the needs in terms of capacity and the constraints regarding distances, have replaced some (very) old Russian ropeways.

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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.

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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.

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Téléo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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