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Technical Features

Installation type Monocable Detachable Gondola (MDG)
Manufacturer Pomagalski
Concessionaire MTA – Transportes Alternativos da Madeira
Year of entry into service 2005
Distance of the course 1603 m (one way)
Maximum speed 4,2 m/s (meters per second)
Duration of the trip From 7 to 15 minutes (depending on the speed)
Nr. of intermediate towers 7
Maximum distance to the ground 115 m
Maximum span between towers 577,26 m
Maximum nr. of carriers 12 (possible 24)
Carrier capacity 8 passengers (confortable 6)
Haul rope length 3260 mm
Haul rope diameter 42.5 mm
Traction system 199 kW direct current electric motor (270.5 CV)
Emergency traction system 74 kW internal combustion engine (100 CV)