Experts for Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) and Urban Cable Cars

We are planners and engineers for local passenger transport with spine and hands-on mentality, whose enthusiasm for the subject matter is apparent.

We can score with a broad knowledge and many years of experience for all local passenger transport technologies available on the market. Our work is focused on fully automated, track-guided and elevated transport systems. Metro, Suburban Railway, Light Rail Transit (LRT), Tram, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Monorail, Maglev, Automated People Mover (APM), Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and Cable Car are no exotic words for us, they are our daily bread.

Transport Solutions for Public and Private Mass Transit

Zatran is a competent and loyal partner when it comes to the development, planning and implementation of balanced and environmentally friendly transport solutions for public transport in cities, landside and airside passenger transfer at airports and transport applications for private megaprojects.

Full Service Provider – Everything from a Single Source

Our team members are from various fields of expertise. This enables us to support our customers from the project idea to the commissioning and acceptance of transportation projects.

We can build on 20 years of experience in city cable car and urban mass transit. Due to our in-house engineering and planning expertise, we can act in a completely neutral and vendor-independent way.


  • Traffic Planning
  • System Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture & Visualization
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Economy & Law
  • Operation & Maintenance


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Planning, Engineering & Design
  • Procurement & Tender
  • Independent Design Check
  • Construction Supervision
  • System Acceptance
  • Expert Opinions

Quo Vadis, Urban Cable Car?

Urban Cable Car in Porto
“We are no cable car proponents but emphasize an overall traffic-related and objective approach, considering the advantages and disadvantages and overall economic efficiency evaluations of the various mobility solutions.”

Christof Albrecht
CEO & Founder, zatran GmbH

Urban cale cars are not a panacea for urban mass transit but will always remain a niche product in public transport. Certain criteria must be in place for a cable car to make sense and be compatible with the surrounding area. From many experiences, we know the crucial points and conflict potentials in the implementation of urban cable cars, because the implementation of urban cable car projects is not comparable with touristic mountain projects and is incomparably more complex. A key focus of urban cable car projects must be on resident protection, townscape protection, system availability, and space requirements for stations and pillars.

Positive Customer Feedback Encourages Us in What We Do

“Those guys are real local passenger transport experts who can correctly assess cable cars in the overall transportation context of a city. With the cable car study we have carried out, we have also done groundwork for the discussions about future public transport around the city of St. Gallen.”

Michael Kündig
Project Manager, Canton St. Gallen

“The engineers of zatran are always on the cutting edge of innovative transport technologies. The team always works on schedule, in a structured and precise way, without losing sight of the essentials. The cooperation is characterized by fairness and trust.”

Andreas Solymos
Division Manager, Holding Graz