Doppelmayr Cable Car connects CityCenter megaproject

On Wednesday, 16 December 2009, at 08:00 p.m. local time, the biggest ever privately funded construction project in the USA opened in Las Vegas. A CABLE Liner Shuttle system supplied by Doppelmayr Cable Car forms an integral part of this gargantuan project. DCC, a subsidiary of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, has built the APM with a distance of 650 m and a capacity of 3,000 people per hour per direction in cooperation with the MGM Mirage Group. The contract value for DCC is approximately US$ 66 million (EUR 45 million.)

After a design and construction period of no more than around three years, the CityCenter project opened in Las Vegas on 16 December 2009. The CABLE Liner Shuttle supplied by Doppelmayr Cable Car forms an integral part of this biggest ever privately funded real estate project in U.S. history. The 8 billion dollar megaproject comprises 2,800 luxury apartments, three casino-hotels with 5,000 rooms and more than 44,000 m² for shopping malls, restaurants and convention and meeting space, all linked by the people mover supplied by Doppelmayr Cable Car.

The CABLE Liner Shuttle with a system length of 650 m and a capacity of 3,000 people per hour per direction joins the existing MGM Mirage Monte Carlo and Bellagio hotel & casino resorts, with an intermediate station in the heart of CityCenter. DCC built its first CABLE Liner Shuttle for the same client in 1998. The system has since transported more than 250 millions of passengers safely and in comfort, impressive proof that the market greatly appreciates the advantages of the system such as simplicity, reliability and short project realization times combined with the expertise, flexibility and efficiency of the strong team of DCC.

DCC is currently working on three other international CABLE Liner Shuttle projects:

  • Venice, Italy (almost completed; start of operation in spring 2010)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (completion projected for summer 2012)
  • DOHA, Qatar, New Doha International Airport (completion projected for the end of 2012)

"With the completion and start up of this project we have once again supplied ample proof of the simplicity, flexibility, reliability and excellent comfort of the CABLE Liner Shuttle system."
Stephan Wabnegger, CEO DCC.


Client MGM Mirage Design Group
Contractor Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co
Contract value US$ 66 million (EUR 45 million)
Length of installation 650 m
System capacity 3,000 persons per hour per direction
Carriers 2 trains with a carrier capacity of 132 persons each
Speed 10,5 m/s (= 37,8 km/h)
Trip time 2 min (end station to end station)


DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co
DI Stephan Wabnegger
A-6961 Wolfurt, Austria
Phone: +43 5574 604-1245; Fax: +43 5574 604

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