(ANSA) – BOLZANO, 23 JUN – The South Tyrolean group HTI (High Technology Industries) builds the “Téléo” cable car in Toulouse, in the south of France, the first European cableway system fully integrated into the city urban system. “Téléo” crosses a hill, crosses the ring road and the Garonne river and connects the “Paul-Sabatier” university to the “Oncopole” research institute, via the Rangueil hospital. For this three-kilometer journey, by car, it would take more than half an hour. With the gondola lift it takes just ten minutes.
The plant, built by Poma, a company of the HTI group, is the first in the Old Continent to be fully integrated into the local transport system (metro and bus), so much so that management has been entrusted to the same company, Tisséo. “With the construction of the Toulouse gondola lift we have achieved another important goal – comments Anton Seeber, president of HTI in a note – that of creating a cableway system entirely connected to the city’s mobility system in a European metropolis. a type of electric transport, safe, sustainable and full of advantages, is now fundamental in our urban areas “.
Started in September 2019 and finished in spring 2022, with a total investment of 82 million euros, the Toulouse plant is the longest urban cableway in Europe capable of ensuring particularly interesting speeds and frequencies: 8,000 passengers per day and a cabin every minute and a half during rush hour. For the construction of the cableway, three-wire technology (two carrying ropes and one pulling) was used, the same already used on the Piccolo Cervino, on the Stubai glacier, in Norway in Voss and in Zuhai in China (where three three-wire cableways are being built connected between of them), which guarantees greater stability even in the face of difficult wind conditions, ensuring operation even at 108 km / h of wind, a phenomenon that in Toulouse occurs on average for two days a year. The design of the 15 cabins of “Téléo”, each of which can accommodate up to 34 people, bears the signature of Pininfarina. (HANDLE).
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