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Funicular, detachable in circular operation

Funiculars offer very flexible routing: straight and around bends, uphill and downhill.  The size of the carriers varies, and single carriers can be connected to form trains. 
With speeds of up to 14 m/s, funiculars are the fastest ropeways and offer the very best reliability and availability to meet public transport demands.  They also meet the strict technical requirements of ropeway operation.

Funiculars can be designed for either circulating or jig-back operation.
In the circulating design the haul rope forms an endless loop, with the cabins or cars evenly spaced along the cable and rotating along the track always in the same direction. Circular operation is continuous, with transport capacity depending on carrier size and interval. The cable grip which connects the carrier to the haul rope is an automatically detachable, used on circulating short-distance passenger transport systems. Here, the grip opens automatically at the station entrance, transferring the carrier to a conveyor system which decelerates or completely stops the carrier for comfortable passenger entry and exit.




Technical features

Max. capacitiy

3000 p/h/direction   

Min. interval

60 sec

Max. incline

12 %

Min. curve radius 

50 m

Section length

up to 4 km

Max. speed

30 km/h