President Evo Morales opened the Línea Verde

The opening of the Línea Verde (green line) marks the completion of the world’s biggest urban ropeway network. This third line went into service yesterday on December 4, 2014. The inauguration by Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was once again cause for popular celebration. The Línea Roja (red line), which was opened on May 30, and the Línea Amarilla (yellow line), in operation since September 15, have already exceeded expectations and met with an outstanding response from the population. Together, they have recorded over eight million trips to date. The green line is now destined to follow in the successful footsteps of the red and yellow ropeway lines.


César Dockweiler, Executive Director of Mi Teleférico, is proud of this ropeway project, which for him is the lived proof for Bolivia's development. During the inauguration ceremony of the Línea Verde on December 4, 2014 Bolivia's president, Evo Morales again praised the cooperation with Doppelmayr during the realization of this major project: 'A big bravo for Doppelmayr who have kept all their promises.'


With a route covering 3.7 kilometers, the Línea Verde is the second-longest line in the ropeway network. It encompasses four stations and enables passengers to reach the southern part of La Paz in 16.63 minutes. The top station of this line connects up directly with the bottom station of the Línea Amarilla. Like the other lines in the network, it operates 17 hours a day. With a total of 165 cabins, each offering space for 10 people, this line can carry 3,000 passengers an hour in each direction.


The overall length of the three ropeway systems is roughly 10 km and includes 11 stations, making it the biggest urban ropeway network in the world. The new transport system links the adjacent cities of La Paz and El Alto. As well as significantly relieving road traffic congestion, it represents a great boon for commuter transport. A trip which takes an hour or more by car can be completed by ropeway in a maximum of 10 to 17 minutes.


Doppelmayr’s well-founded ropeway know-how and high quality standards, together with its implementation expertise proven time and again in major projects worldwide, add up to a track record that cannot fail to impress.


The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group is quality leader in the international ropeway sector. An in-depth understanding of customer needs and an ability to deliver solutions with professionalism and precision provide the foundation for the Group’s leadership of the world market. As ropeway technology leader, Doppelmayr has achieved many world firsts and set the milestones in modern ropeway engineering. The Group has production sites as well as sales and service subsidiaries in over 35 countries around the globe and to date has completed over 14,500 ropeway systems for customers in over 88 countries.


Facts & Figures: Línea Verde, La Paz, Bolivia





Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group

Ropeway system

10-MGD (detachable gondola lift)


Línea Verde


Libertador – Irpavi


3,706 m

Vertical rise

128 m

No. of stations

4 (2 drives)



Trip time

16.63 min


5 m/s (18 km/h)


3,000 pphpd

Operating hours/day

17 hours




Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH

Mag. Ekkehard Assmann

Head of Marketing and PR

Rickenbacherstraße 8-10, Postfach 20

6922 Wolfurt


T: +43 5574 604 223

F: +43 5574 75590