3S Ropeway • Téléo
More than 8,000 passengers 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 Oncopole, Rangueil Hospital and Paul Sabatier University.
In France's aeronautical capital, an overhead mobility solution is right at home!
Téléo is part of the city's public transport network, covering almost 3 kilometres in 10 minutes to connect Rangueil Hospital, the Oncopole and Paul Sabatier University, all major hubs of activity in Toulouse employing 85,000 people.
Eagerly awaited by its 8,000 daily users, it eases traffic in the south of the city, in connection with three metro train lines.
Ropeway transportation was selected because it is the most appropriate solution for adapting perfectly to the terrain of the line—the ropeway crosses the Garonne river and travels over Pech David hill—and “detachable 3S” POMA technology was chosen for its excellent capacity to withstand the wind and its minimal requirements for ground space.
1500 people/hour (ultimately 2000)
Number of cabins
15 (ultimately 20)
Number of passengers
every 1 min. 30 sec.
Number of stations
for the project
urban aerial ropeway
With its 3-kilometre line between the Oncopole and Paul Sabatier University—two of the city’s main areas of activity—Téléo is the longest urban ropeway in France
Téléo connects to the existing metro and bus lines in the south of the agglomeration and interlaces with the public transport network. Its transport capacity is capable of growing according to the needs of the inhabitants of Toulouse, by adding new carriers to reach a capacity of 2000 pphpd.
The carbon footprint of ropeway transportation is very low (30 times less than for cars), by virtue of its lightweight infrastructure combined with 100% electric motorisation and energy options. Téléo is a model of decarbonised eco-mobility.
Pininfarina, the famous designer for Ferrari, created the look for Toulouse’s “Urban Symphony” cabins. Onboard the Symphony you can find optimum comfort for 34 passengers, who will appreciate the peace and quiet as well as the breath-taking view of the Pyrenees!
The passenger route has been optimised to ensure accessibility for all passengers and the interior layout of the cabins was submitted to and approved by the association CARUT, a representative body of urban transport users with disabilities.
Moreover, with their wide openings and the carriers stopping in the stations, boarding is easier for everyone, including passengers with equipment (wheelchairs, pushchairs, bicycles, etc.).
Reduced ground requirements
3S technology has a remarkable advantage in urban environments: its limited requirement for land and its visual impact. Stations can be off the ground and very compact, and only a small number of towers are installed. Despite being 3 kilometres long, the ropeway in Toulouse requires only five towers.
Téléo in pictures
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