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.

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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.





2446 m


jusqu’à 2 400 personnes/h



5.5 m/s

Number of cabins


Number of passengers per cabin


POMA, innovation

for the project


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.

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®.


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

Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou

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