Nizhny Novgorod cable car

The Volga cable car Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Нижегородская канатная дорога ) is an aerial cable car that connects the suburb of Nizhny Novgorod mt lying on the other side of the Volga boron. She is the first cable car of Russia in local public transport.

Many workers of industrial enterprises of boron live in Nizhny Novgorod. The road and rail links between the two cities lead over the only two bridges Volga 7 km upriver and 24 km long. In rush hour traffic, this means a drive of two hours each.


The 3661 m long cable car starts in Nizhny Novgorod on the high banks of the Volga in the immediate vicinity of a bus stop. It crosses first with two supports the Grebnoy channel. From there it rises above a tributary of the Volga away to the first of two 82 m high columns, standing on four massive concrete foundations often on a flooded island. From there she floats in a 900 m long span over the main stream to the second high -ups on the other bank. Subsequently, the gondolas, the 1.6 km wide floodplain cross up to the lying on the outskirts of one of the major streets of the city station Bor

The journey with the eight persons which gondolas takes 6 to 12 minutes. The gondolas are equipped with lights and a radio link. The operating hours are weekdays from 6:45 bis 21:00 clock ( on Friday and Saturday to 22 clock ), and from 9:00 bis 22:00 clock on Sundays and public holidays. Every Monday and Thursday there is an interruption from 10:45 bis 13:00 clock to perform maintenance. In winter, the gondola goes up to temperatures of minus 30 ° C.

Opened on 9 February 2012 gondola had originally 28 cabins that have now expanded schedule to 56 cabins. It thus has a capacity of 1000 people per hour per direction. In February 2013, the one millionth passenger was counted.

Technical details

Built by Poma gondola lift is a detachable single with a 54 mm thick Rope and 56 cabins of the type MULTIX 8 It has ten columns, including the two 82 high columns on the Volga, with which a vertical clearance for navigation of 19 m, is according to other data secured from 23 m. The travel speed is a maximum of 10 m / s (36 km / h).