Eiger Express cable car Alpine role model for large cities plagued by traffic?

Eiger Express cable car Alpine role model for large cities plagued by traffic?

Eiger Express cable car Alpine role model for large cities plagued by traffic?

In the end, the project of the century was even finished a few days early. The Eiger Express has been connecting the winter sports resort of Grindelwald with the mountain station at the foot of the Eiger Glacier since the beginning of December. When Urs Kessler, the director of the Swiss Jungfrau Railway, heralded the first run, it also marked the completion of a construction project, the technological consequences of which could be felt far beyond Grindelwald, Switzerland and the entire Alpine region. It could even fundamentally change local transport in cities.

With a distance of almost 6.5 kilometers, it is the longest and heaviest orbit in the Alpine region that is guided in one piece. With only seven pillars, it spans particularly long stretches in order to minimize the impact on the landscape. And thanks to an unusual construction of two suspension ropes and a pull rope, the so-called allows safe operation in winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour.