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Hamburg-Harburg Cableway | Feasibility Study

HIE Hamburg Invest



Mono-cable Gondola Detachable (MGD)

Hamburg-Harburg Cable Car

Project description

The feasibility of a cableway as a supplementary mobility service to the existing local transport service is to be investigated as part of the development of an industrial park.

The cableway is primarily intended for commuters and students of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. Especially for commuters, the cableway in combination with P+R services represents a useful extension of the public transport service. For the residents living in the catchment area of the individual stations, the cableway offers an additional public transport service. The selected linking of the target destinations with the existing local transport interchanges reduces the spatial barriers between the individual locations and improves accessibility.

The planned urban ropeways are two independent lines, which are designed as Mono-cable Gondola Detachable (MGD) cableways with a length of 2.3 and 3.0 km, a capacity of 1,500 and 1,000 pphpd and 4 or 3 stations.

Service description

The feasibility study included the following topics:

  • Analysis of the project boundary conditions
  • Determination of user groups
  • Passenger demand analysis
  • General use of cableways in urban areas
  • Legal framework for cableways
  • Investigation and evaluation of alignment options
  • Selection of the preferred cableway lines
  • Selection of cableway technology and calculation of system data
  • Analysis of critical environmental influences
  • Static rope line calculations
  • Creation of layout plans and longitudinal profiles
  • Development of an operation and maintenance plan
  • Estimation of investment and O&M costs
  • Presentation of a project schedule
  • Conclusion and recommendation for further steps

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