Dominican Republic – Santiago de los caballeros – In progress


In the Dominican Republic, a 2nd aerial link connected to the metro is being built to extend the public transport network in the north-west of the capital. This new line will cover a distance of 4.2 km, providing even faster access to the city centre via 4 multimodal stations. The government’s objective: to improve the quality of life of Dominicans !

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The project

The Dominican government has set up the SITS (Santiago Integrated Transport System) to support urban development in the country's second-largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros. A soft and sustainable mobility service accessible to all is at the heart of the project and will include a monorail, bicycles, electric buses and a nearly 4 km long 12-seater gondola lift.

As in Santo Domingo, the Santiago gondola lift will be equipped with the latest-generation DirectDrive® motor and will offer reliable, fast and eco-friendly transport for 4,500 people per hour at a speed of 7 m/s. Its comfortable 12-seater cabins will feature the emblematic red colour of the city to soar through the Dominican sky.

The gondola lift will fly over the most congested areas of the city, which has 130,000 inhabitants in this area, connecting the 4 stations in just 10 minutes. By directly connecting residents to sources of employment and enhancing public spaces, the authorities intend to give new economic and social impetus to the neighbourhoods served by the line.




3 900 m

Difference in altitude

41 m



7 m/s


4 500 personnes/h

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Number of stations


Number of cabins


Number of passengers per cabin


POMA, innovation

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Development of Dominican transports

The Santiago de los Caballeros gondola lift will be the 3rd POMA line built in just 6 years in the Dominican Republic, which has made ropeway transportation the symbol of innovative and virtuous mobility to boost the country’s development, a model for the entire Caribbean region.

An intermodal mobility solution

The central station, located at the crossroads of a key road network and which will also host the future monorail station, will become a major intermodal hub for thousands of daily users.

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