The largest urban ropeway project on the Eurasian continent is an impressive demonstration of the possibilities and advantages that the use of ropeways can offer in large cities. In the Turkish capital of Ankara, LEITNER ropeways implemented a gondola ropeway that is exceptional and standard-setting in many respects. It will connect the neighborhood of Şentepe to the Yenimahalle metro station and therefore to the city’s main artery from spring 2014. The detachable GD10 gondola ropeway with a total of four stations and a length of 3,204 meters will create a transport capacity of 2,400 people per hour in both directions. This solution to connect the neighborhood to local public transport reduces road traffic considerably. In addition, it is more environmentally friendly thanks to significantly lower emissions.
Special LED systems will create remarkable lighting effects at night. For the towers, a special urban design has been developed. The cabins, equipped with seat heating, will hover about 60 meters above the ground and offer a spectacular view of the city. Due to the long operating hours from 5 am to 11 pm, they will be equipped with night time lighting. Besides the 106 regular cabins, the gondola ropeway will have two VIP cabins with leather seats, an MP3 sound system and a cooler. Equipped with the most modern drive technology the new gondola ropeway will be in operation 365 days a year.