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(France )LAON

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viaduct

Poma car

Hotel de Ville stop
LAON
An automated cable system line opened in Laon (France) in 1989, in order to connect the historical city center and the new agglomeration, located at different altitudes.
This new line (maximum vertical gradient: 13%) replaced an elder rack (1899-1971); the track is about 1.5 km long (partly ground level, partly on existing viaduct and tunnel), with 3 stops.
The service is operated by 3 vehicles (single capacity: 30 pax), with 2.5 minutes headway peak.
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description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
04-02-1989Hotel de Ville-Gare

CountryFrance
LinePoma 2000
InhabitantsCity 27.000, District 535.000
Date opening1989
Future development:--
Length (km)1.5
Track sectionstrack on viaduct
Stops3, average distance 750 m
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles3
n. of cars per vehicle1
Type--
Vehicle dimensions (m)--
Vehicle capacity (pax)33
Frequency 2.5 min
Current/Voltagecable moved by an electric winch (MT)
Type of guide/gauge--
Speed Km/hComm. 14.3, Max 25
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)0.92
System capacity800 pphpd
Ridership500.000 pax/year
Total cost--
Staff 
System builderPOMA OTIS
ModelPoma 2000
NOTEmaximum vertical gradient: 13%
system renewal (motors, stations, rolling stock) in 2007-2008
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011