Each spring, the Doppelmayr Garaventa Group compiles its accomplishments from the prior year to create a brochure like no other with stellar photography and statistics called Worldwide. The 2018 book, which went live for download yesterday, features 104 installations in 21 countries including an impressive seven aerial tramways and 33 gondolas. Standouts among the 2017 class include:
- The Stoosbahn in Switzerland, the steepest ever funicular ever built with round passenger pods that self-level.
- A 120 passenger tramway on the Zugspitze in Germany with the world’s tallest lattice tower and a stunning vertical ascent of 6,381 feet.
- The comprehensive overhaul of the Jay Peak Tram with new tower saddles, carriages, controls and more.
- Tricable gondolas in Vietnam and China, the former of which is the longest lift on the planet.
- From CWA, the first cabin with air conditioning, a refrigerator, entertainment displays, LED lighting and USB charging.
- The 9th and 10th gondola sections in La Paz, Bolivia’s urban cable car network, Mi Teleférico.
- An innovative gondola with carriers for both miners and copper ore in Turkey.
- A dozen cutting edge D-Line installations including the first outside of Europe.
I often focus on North American lifts but always enjoy reading what’s new and noteworthy elsewhere. You can check out all 162 pages of Doppelmayr Worldwide 2018 here.