Ashgabat Cable Car

Ashgabat Cable Car
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Overview
StatusOperational
LocationAshgabat, Turkmenistan
TerminiAshgabat
Kopetdag
Elevationlowest:  1,270 m (4,170 ft)
No. of stations2
Open18 October 2006
Technical features
Aerial lift typeAerial tramway
Line length4 km (2.5 mi)
Operating speed6 m/s (13 mph)

Ashgabat Cable Car (Russian: Подвесная канатная дорога) is a 4 km (2.5 mi) cableway between Ashgabat and the foothills of the Kopetdag. It is the first and only cable car in Turkmenistan. Construction was finished on 18 October 2006.

History

Construction was started in 2005. Object constructed by the French company Bouygues.[1] The project cost $20,5 million. The customer is concern Turkmenenergogurlushyk of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Turkmenistan.[2] Construction went 2 years.

Inaugurated on 18 October 2006 with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov and the head of the company Bouygues Martin Bouygues.[3]

Specification

The cable car can accommodate 300 passengers simultaneously, totaling 1,700 riders per day. Each of the 14 cabins accommodate up to 8 people. The journey time is 10 minutes. The velocity of 16 cabins — 6 meters per second. Passengers are carried out every 72 seconds. Length of the cable car — 4 km.

Sending station is located south of the Main Museum of Turkmenistan at an altitude of 1270 meters above sea level. The station has a waiting room and ticket office, facilities for technical services and equipment. On an area of 6500 square meters is a small park and is equipped with parking for 100 cars and 5 buses. In addition to the arrival station, constructed building with a total area of over 1,000 square meters, which houses two restaurants and cafes, which both can take 280 people, several shops and offices for staff. The neighborhood and set up a sightseeing helicopter pad, covered terraces and stairways, alleys and water cascade length of 80 meters.

References

  1. ^ FRENCH BOUYGUES TO BUILD ICE PALACE AND CABLE CAR IN TURKMENISTAN
  2. ^ FRENCH BOUYGUES TO BUILD ICE PALACE AND CABLE CAR IN TURKMENISTAN
  3. ^ Turkmen president attends inaugurations of three facilities dated to 15th anniversary of Turkmenistan

Coordinates: 37°50′02″N 58°18′35″E / 37.83389°N 58.30972°E / 37.83389; 58.30972

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