Cable Car (GATE project)
Type of solution: Adding a mode
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GATE is a project aiming to realize the intermodal connection from the international airport “Cristoforo Colombo”, located in the west side of the city of Genova, to train and public transport networks. GATE project consists of two distinct subprojects: the new Erzelli / Airport railway stop, located on the Genova Ventimiglia line between Sestri Ponente and Cornigliano stations, and the plant of a cableway link between the new stop and the airport passenger terminal. The solution chosen by the technicians for the cable-link system is that of a gondola with a capacity of 600 – 700 people per hour. A stop of the cabins at the station is foreseen, to allow easy access to the transport system.
A further development of GATE project relates to the prosecution of the cableway to Erzelli area, a hill overlooking the city where an important high-technology park, GREAT CAMPUS, is rapidly growing. Erzelli is located on a hill, physically very close the railway and the airport but difficult to be reached due to size and slope of access roads: the realisation of the cableway seems the best solution to ensure an efficient mass transport system for employees, students and citizens, and at the same time provides a very rapid connection between the Erzelli park and the airport.