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Project of replacement of the Flégère cable car by a gondola

Wednesday 11th April 2018, a public meeting took place in Les Praz to present the project of replacement of the Flégère cable car by a gondola. The meeting was organized in the presence of Eric Fournier, Mayor of Chamonix and Mathieu Dechavanne, President of the Compagnie du Mont Blanc.

According to Chamonix Town Hall, more than 80 people attended the presentation of the project which will be operational in 20 months, for the winter season 2020, if the provisional calendar is respected.

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The future equipment, consisting of 10-seater gondola lift, will increase the capacity of the infrastructure and thus ensure better service during the peak periods; the technique will also guarantee the continuity of operation even in windy conditions.

The major advantages of the project:

Comfort to the users;
Environmental & landscape impact;
Golf Overview;
Customer flow;
Near the village of Les Praz.

The downstream station TC Flégère

The current cable car of La Flégère

Technical characteristics:

Brand name: Montaz Mautino
Places: 60
Exploitation: Winter + Summer
Oblique length: 2,232m
Difference in altitude: 831m
Capacity: 583 p/h
Location of the motor: upstream
Location of the voltage: downstream
Direction: Right / Left
Number of towers: 3
Year of construction: 1953
Travel speed: 10 m/s
Average slope: 40.13 %
Altitude downstream station: 1,059m
Altitude upstream station: 1,890m
Slope max: 69 %

The future gondola Flégère - Les Praz:

Technical characteristics:

Type: 10-seater gondola lift
Length of the rope: 2230,60m
Difference in altitude: 832m
Capacity: 2000 p/h
Travel speed: 6m/s
Travel time: 6,20min
Distance between two vehicles: 108m
Number of vehicles on the line: 41 (+ 9 in stations)
The cable diameter: 54mm
Location of the motor: upstream
Location of the voltage: downstream
Average power: 752kW
Motor pulley diameter: 4,8m
Number of towers: 14

Planning: Work over two years

1 - Networks

Descent wastewater
Burying of the line ENEDIS 20000 V
Summer - autumn 2018

2 - Works TC Flégère

Deposit allowed February 2018
Authorization autumn 2018
Deforestation for layon autumn 2018
First massifs of pylons at the golf level autumn 2018
Deconstruction works G1 station and line May 2019
Construction of the gondola from May to November 2019

To check out the presentation file, click here

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