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Cable car


Cable cars
Pic du Midi cable car
Pic du Midi cable car

The cable car in Åre
The cable car in Åre

 Le Tréport cable car - France
Le Tréport cable car - France



A cable car is a transportation system variety that is relying on one or more cables to pull vehicles from one point to another or to raise / lower the vehicles.

Cable car vehicles have no motors or engines, the only force driving them is the cable which is rotated by a motor that is located at one of the stations.



Background


Cable car types


Aerial lifts


Aerial tramway


An aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides the propulsion.

Further reading: Aerial tramway full article | List of aerial tramways

Chairlift

Mono-cable detachable gondola (MDG)

Bi-cable detachable gondola (BDG)

3S/TDG-tri-cable detachable gondola

Funifor

Funitel

Pulsed gondola

Ropeway conveyor or material ropeway



Rail system


Funicular


See full article on Funicular

Propulsion


Grips



Further reading


Ski lifts





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