Cable Liner Shuttle to connect the Isola del Tronchetto with the Piazzale Roma

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group is going to build a state-of-the-art passenger transport system in the city of the lagoons. The contract for the installation of a Cable Liner Shuttle was yesterday awarded to Doppelmayr Italia Srl, a 100% subsidiary of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group. The contract for the turnkey installation of an 830 m long Cable Liner Shuttle to connect the artificial island Tronchetto with the Piazzale Roma was concluded with ASM (Azienda Servizi Mobilità), a company of the municipality of Venice. The project that covers an order volume of 16 million Euro will be carried out by Doppelmayr Italia Srl in close cooperation with DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co and completed in 2008.

The Cable Liner Shuttle is to connect the high-rise car parks and the new service and office centres under construction on the island of Tronchetto with the historic centre of Venice. Every hour 3,000 passengers will be transported comfortably in each direction. Two trains with a carrying capacity of 200 passengers each will be operated in shuttle service at a speed of 8.0 m/s (approx. 30 km/h).

The entire ropeway equipment is provided by the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group. Building construction work is to be carried out by the Venetian construction companies SACAIM SPA and SICOP SRL who joined up in a bidding consortium with Doppelmayr Italia Srl during the tender process.

The contract shall be officially signed and subsequently presented in a press conference in Venice and Bolzano at the end of July.

DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co can look back on many years of valuable experience in the construction of APM (Automated People Mover) systems. After the Cable Liner installations in Las Vegas and at the international airports in Birmingham, Toronto and Mexico City, the Cable Liner Shuttle in Venice is the fifth system to be constructed by the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group.


Client ASM (Azienda Servizi Mobilità), a company of the municipality of Venice
Contractor Doppelmayr Italia Srl
Length of installation 830 m
System capacity 3,000 pphpd (passengers per hour per direction)
Carriers 2 trains
Speed 8 m/s (= 28.8 km/h)



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