Cable car

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

The cable car in Ã…re
The cable car in Ã…re

 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.


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


Mono-cable detachable gondola (MDG)

Bi-cable detachable gondola (BDG)

3S/TDG tri-cable detachable gondola

List of 3S tri-cable detachable gondola lifts



Pulsed gondola

Ropeway conveyor or material ropeway

Rail system


See full article on Funicular



Further reading

Ski lifts

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