The ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr and the Munich based architects BPS International have developed a ropeway system above the Khimki water basin in Moscow.
The north-eastern part of Moscow is divided into two halves by the canal of the same name (Moscow Canal). This becomes a problem for travellers and commuters, as the average journey time from one side of the canal to the other is 45 minutes. The travel time required is now to be greatly reduced by means of a cable car. The simplest solution to build a bridge over the water basin has turned out to be impossible due to the local development. The idea is therefore to solve the problem with a cable car.
The Moscow City Council is currently considering the proposal to invest in a cable car between the metro stations “Skhodnenskaya", and “Rechnoy Vokzal". This was announced by the head of the project office responsible for Moscow investments to the city administration authority, Artyom Barashev. The travel time for the 2300-metre will be reduced to just 6 minutes after completion of the project. The construction project also includes a shopping centre with an area of 15,000 square metres.
In order to make the use of the cable car as a means of public transport more pleasant and easier, BPS International plans to synchronise the tariffs with those of the metro and to connect them with the existing “TROIKA" payment system and establish a common departure hall for the Metro and ropeway. The validity of the Metro tickets is simply extended by the trips with the gondola.
If you prefer to travel with the more comfortable cable car instead of the circular line, you will save more than half an hour. Each cabin will accommodate approximately 30 passengers at intervals of 20 seconds. In this way, the cable car could carry up to 19,000 passengers per day and even up to 5,000 commuters per hour during rush hour.