Cross the valley under a wire !

    Created to cross the Valley of Peisey-Vallandry without damaging it, the extraordinary cablecar VANOISE EXPRESS is a unique technical feat ACCESSIBLE TO PEDESTRIAN and TO SKIERS
    To be more precise, it is about 2 parallel and independent cable cars, which allows a lot of flexibility to manage the flows of passengers.
    It is currently the largest cable car in the world since each of the two 2-story cabins can carry 200 people. (capacity: 2000 people per hour and one way).
    Another feat: the cable car crosses the valley practically flat and without intermediate pylon. (1824 m in length, only 64m in altitude, the cabin is 380m from the ground to the highest point).
    Third prowess: his speed: 45km / h, world record. The crossing can be done in 3 minutes 50 seconds.
    The station of departure known as "station motrice" is in Plan-Peisey, on the commune of Peisey-Nancroix to 1621 m of altitude.
    The arrival station, called "voltage station" is at 1548m above Montchavin, common Bellentre.
    2 530kW DC motors at 1,180 rpm drive the structure. (power equivalent to that of a TGV)
    The client was LA SELALP, a subsidiary of the company des alpes.
    The main contractor DSCA
    The manufacturer POMAGALSKI
    The stations are the work of architect B. Taillefer
    The construction took place in 2003 and the inauguration in January 2004.
    During the winter of 2007/2008, this cable car prototype had to undergo adjustment work.
    The technology of the Vanoise Express is so modern that it was chosen by the state of New York and entrusted to the constructor Poma to replace the Roosevelt Island Tramway cable car connecting Manhattan to Roosevelt Island over the East River.
    In winter, the cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians.
    In summer you can cross (on foot or by bike) to explore the beautiful forest of Doron, Corbassière and the Bauches valley.
    One way : 8,00 €
    Round trip : 14,00 €
    Free for kids under 5 years.
    Child rate granted to 5 - 12 years old.

     

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    Latitude : 45.54931
    Longitude : 6.73935

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