Urban Passenger Transportation

Satisfying the needs for mobility in budget-conscious and environmentally conscientious manner.

  • Flies over natural and urban obstacles
  • Limited impact on public space
  • Low-carbon mobility
  • Easy integration with public transportation
  • Low investment and operating costs
  • Easy boarding and unboarding for all
  • Safe, available and reliable
  • Quick installation
  • Urban Passenger Transportation
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  • Urban Passenger Transportation
  • Urban Passenger Transportation
  • Urban Passenger Transportation
  • Urban Passenger Transportation
  • Urban Passenger Transportation

Today, a great challenge faces municipal authorities and transportation services – they need to satisfy both mobility needs while providing budget-friendly environmentally conscientious solutions. Cable-propelled transit systems fill this need and are becoming a serious option for environmentally-conscious, budget-minded cities. At the same time, they can be an exciting challenge for architects as well as local planning bodies and construction companies.

Urban Passenger Transportation
Conflict-Free and Continuous Traffic

For a city, the properties of a ropeway are very interesting. Ropeways do not need to much space, can cross over any obstacle and are very time saving. Furthermore, there are no conflicts with other traffic users and one motor is sufficient to move several vehicles.

Urban Passenger Transportation
Ideal for Recreational Areas

Ropeways are very useful for the connection of sensitive recreation zones. They are in contact with the ground just punctually and create a minor environmental impact. Urban ropeways bring good views for the passengers in the cabins but also good prospects for the future.

Ropeway and Sustainable Urban Mobility

The Challenges of Tomorrow’s City

Cities around the world are facing a rapid and increasing urbanization, which is saturating the urban infrastructure. It is estimated that 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas in 2050, while the number of motor vehicles will double every 7 years. While the urban road networks cannot absorb such pressure in terms of the number of journeys, the average speed of conventional transport in town (cars, buses, taxis) is decreasing year after year.

The challenge is to limit traffic jams which paralyze cities and provoke an increase in air pollution by CO2 emissions, noise pollution and road accidents. The objective is ensuring a sustainable, inclusive and economically efficient development.

Technical Solution

Cable transportation systems are based on proven, resilient and flexible technology. There are several technical solutions for detachable gondolas that meet different needs in terms of line profiles, capacity and design.


The Monocable system relies on a single rope that acts simultaneously as a track and a haul rope. The detachable vehicles slowdown in the stations until they reach a boarding speed that allows easy access for all.

  • Up to 4,500 passengers per hour and per direction
  • Up to 12 passengers
  • Up to 7 m/s
  • Up to 1,600 Feet
LPOA Ropeway
LPOA Ropeway

The two-ropes (2S) and three-ropes (3S) systems are propelled by a haul rope and are supported by one or two track ropes. These systems offer greater capacities on the line, larger cabins, longer crossings and superior wind resistance.

  • Up to 6,000 passengers per hour and per direction
  • Up to 35 passengers
  • Up to 8 m/s
  • Up to 1.8 miles