South Korea – Yeosu – 2013

Yeosu Cablecar

Compared to the construction of a third bridge, the Yeosu gondola lift was the ideal solution to connect the island of Doslando to the mainland. Discreet, comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly, the gondola lift is perfectly suited to the city’s transportation needs.

This original voyage over the Namhae Sea also quickly won over the passengers, and the Yeosu gondola lift quickly became a major attraction in the area.

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The project

Known all over the world for hosting the World Expo in 2012, the port city of Yeosu extends over a peninsula and 317 islands.

Until 2013, access to the island of Dolsando was only possible by sea shuttles or by taking two bridges that crossed the sea. Now, Yeosu residents can reach the island from the mainland on foot, quickly and without polluting. Complementary to public transport, it fits into the city's network perfectly.

 

Beyond its urban transport function, the Yeosu gondola lift quickly became one of the city's emblems and a tourist attraction in its own right, allowing you to reach two unmissable tourist sites.

Yeosu cablecar

In Motion

Technical

specifications

Longueur

Length

1489 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

12 m

Débit

Capacity

2000 pphpd

Date

Speed

5 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

50

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Number of passenger per cabin

8

POMA, innovation

For the project

Glass floor

 

Out of the 50 cabins that make up the ropeway, 10 grey-coloured cabins are fitted with a glass floor, allowing you to observe the landscape beneath and admire the sea that passes under your feet.

Large span

 

In order to cross the 664 m stretch of sea and not to disrupt the sea traffic coming and going to the port of Yeosu, the towers are spread over a total height of more than 85 metres!

Popular tourist attraction

The gondola lift provides access to Jasan Park on the mainland and Dolsan Park on Doslando Island, from which you can admire the night-lit bridge of Doslandaegyo, the longest in South Korea. Jasan Park is home to the memorial of South Korean national hero Yi Sun-sin, a world-renowned naval commander, and offers beautiful views of the sea and the tourist harbour of Yeosu.

Lit cabins

At night, the grey, red and blue cabins are lit and blend in with the arrangement of the lights on the Doslandaeygo bridge, creating a real “garland” of light in the sky of Yeosu.

Integration of stations

 

Stations are integrated into large modern buildings that blend into the surrounding forest. Inside and on the outskirts, the resorts offer a multitude of services appreciated by visitors: restaurants, snack establishments, souvenir shops, etc.

Olympic flame

 

Lit on 24 October 2017 at the site of Olympia in Greece, the Olympic flame was transported to the Yeosu gondola lift where it would take a ride on 19 November 2017. An unusual trip for the Olympic emblem, which is more traditionally held by athletes along a ground route.

Yeosu Cable Car in pictures

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