Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou
Algeria – Tizi Ouzou – 2019

First section of the Tizi Ouzou urban gondola lift

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.

product range
Urban Gondola Lift
Application
Connect – urban link
More about

The project

The first 2.5 km section of the Tizi Ouzou urban gondola lift was commissioned in January 2020. It is linked directly with the bus and train networks, which means that users can now reach the province in just eleven minutes, stress-free, comfortably travelling in one of the 65 10-seat gondola lifts.
Its four stations are located in the heart of the districts they serve. Particular care has been taken to ensure that the architecture is perfectly integrated into its surroundings: the mashrabiya wooden windows add a local touch and the ground coverage is reduced to a minimum.

It is part of a 3-section urban aerial ropeway (two gondola lifts and an aerial tram) over 5 km that connects the university, the 1 November stadium, the hospital or even the province's assembly in record time.

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

Longueur

Length

2446 m

Capacity

jusqu’à 2 400 personnes/h

Date

Speed

5.5 m/s

Number of cabins

65

Number of passengers per cabin

10

POMA, innovation

for the project

Sustainable
transport

The city of Tizi Ouzou is suffocating due to the large number of vehicles and its impact on traffic and the environment. With this new aerial route, traffic will improve and the environment will be better protected.

Maintenance
and operation

To date, more than 100 people have been recruited to ensure the operation, maintenance and safety of the gondola lift, as well as the service to users. All staff received training prior to commissioning of the line, from the ETAC training centre with backing from the POMA Academy and its interactive training tool UPilot®.

Intermodality

This first 2.5 km-section interfaces directly with the bus and rail networks, meaning users can now reach the province’s assembly house in just eleven minutes, stress-free, comfortably installed in one of the sixty-five 10-seater gondolas.

Success since
its opening

The ropeway attracted a crowd of 4000 people keen to be among the first passengers, and over the course of the following days, it carried more than 14,000 enthusiastic users a day. Since then, the average number of passengers on the new Algerian line has reached 15,000 a day!

Tizi Ouzou in pictures

More

POMA Urban projects

View all

Santiago – Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic – Santiago de los caballeros – In progress

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.

Read

P Line – Metrocable

Colombia – Medellin – 2021

A social and economic link, Medellin’s Metrocable is the emblem of a city on the move. The 6th line of the metrocable took off in 2022 to extend its public transport network, serving sustainable and soft mobility

Read

Los Alcarrizos – Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo – 2022

The city of Santo Domingo inaugurates its new urban aerial tramway line, the fastest in the world. The monocable system criss-crosses the sky over a 4.2-km stretch and serves four stations, offering a perfect soft mobility solution between the city centre and the suburbs.

Read

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.

Read

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.

Read

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.

Read

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.

Read

Téléo

France – Toulouse – 2021

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.

Read

La Réunion

Réunion Island – Saint Denis – 2020

POMA built the first metrocable in the Indian Ocean in Saint Denis on Réunion Island. It provides safe, fast and quiet travel, connecting strategic neighbourhoods and delivering a better service to the island.

Read

Pereira Megacable

Colombia – Pereira – 2021

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®.

Read

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.

Read