Third major contract for Doppelmayr Cable Car within one year

DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car, a subsidiary of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, and MGM MIRAGE have signed a contract for a Cable Car People Mover System.

The contract for the turnkey Automated People Mover (APM) system is valued at US$ 60 million and is an integral part of MGM's mega-project called "CityCenter". Construction of the project has already begun and is expected to be finished and opened to the public in November 2009.

The contract for the CityCenter APM system represents the second DCC system at a MGM MIRAGE resort in Las Vegas. MGM MIRAGE, one of the largest hotel and casino companies in the world, also owns Mandalay Bay resort where the Austrian based Doppelmayr group designed and installed a shuttle in 1999, connecting the Mandalay Bay with the Luxor and Excalibur hotels .

The construction of the new Cable Car system at CityCenter is scheduled to begin  in November 2006 and  completed by November 2009.

The APM System is part of the $7 billion dollar CityCenter project which is emerging on the Las Vegas Strip. The CityCenter project is currently the largest private development project in the USA and includes more than 2,800 condominiums, 3 luxury hotels with more than 5,000 beds combined and more than 44.000 m² (470,000 ft²) of high end retail and restaurants.

The Cable Car system, with 650 m (2,100 ft) length and a capacity of 3,000 pphpd (people per hour per direction) will connect the existing MGM MIRAGE hotels and casinos "Monte Carlo" and "Bellagio" with one intermediate station in the heart of the CityCenter.

After the recent contracts for Cable Car systems at the Mexico City airport and the city of Venice in Italy, the contract for the CityCenter project is the third contract within a year for DCC. This confirms that Simplicity, Reliability and Short Installation Times are the obvious advantages of DCC's cable propelled technology.

The CABLE Liner Shuttle with its unique train and guideway design will blend in with the spectacular architecture planned for CityCenter project.
Bo Birk Pedersen, Sales & Marketing Director of DCC.


Client MGM Mirage Design Group
Contract awarded to Doppelmayr CTEC, Inc.
System length 650 m (2,100 lft)
System Capacity 3.000 pphpd
Train 2 trains, each with 128 Person capacity
Travel speed 10.5 m/s (22 mph)
Travel time 2 min (end station to end station)



DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co
Bo Birk Pedersen
Sales & Marketing Director
Holzriedstrasse 29, Postfach 6
A-6961 Wolfurt, Austria
Tel.: +43 5574 604-1245; Fax: +43 5574 604-1231

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Gruppe
Mag. Ekkehard Assmann
Leiter Marketing
Rickenbacherstrasse 8-10, Postfach 20
A-6961 Wolfurt, Austria
Tel. +43 5574 604-223, Fax +43 5574 75590