NEW CABLE-WAY ON ELBRUS “KRUGOZOR – MIR”

In April 2009 the cable car was officially opened. In summer the garage of gondolas was completed at the station “Mir”, and in winter 2010 is planning a stable passenger service.

The cable-way on mount Elbrus “Krugozor – Mir” (2nd line) is located in the highlands of Kabardino-Balkaria at a distance of 3,5 kilometers westerly of village Terskol in the south-east slope of Mount Elbrus at an altitude above sea level, 2’945 m, 3’458 m. The road belongs to the type of ring monocable ropeway splittable cabins.
The station of cable-way is fully automated. According the developed computer program realizes the entire cycle of movement of cabins:
– To remove them from the rope at the entrance;
– Deceleration;
– Moving at low speed;
– Acceleration of cabins;
– Synchronize with a load-pulling rope;
– Adherence to the ropes and even release of gondolas to the line.
Exit of cabins at the line occurs with a minimum interval of 12 seconds. That ensures the distance between the cabins on line 72 meters.
At the lower station “Krugozor” located homing station, at the upper station “Mir” – strain station.

Lower station – “Stary Krugozor”.


Old and new Krugozor

Old and new Mir

Lower homing station on the altitude 2936 meters is on the site “Krugozor” and adjoins the upper station of cable car “Azau – Krugozor”. Construction of the station designed in similar to the upper station “Azau – Old Krugozor”. The station is a half-space. At the top is closed part of the drive pulleys, fixed on the metal. These same constructions support track process and all equipment. The public part of the station – platform for boarding and landing for passengers. Homing Station – the project of French firms “POMA”.

The upper station – “Mir”.


Station Mir

Station Mir

The upper station “Mir” on the altitude 3452 meters is located near the upper station of the existing swing cable-way. The station is a half-space. Strain station – the project and supply of construction and technological equipment by French firm “POMA”. There is also a garage of gondolas there.

The technical characteristics of the road.

carrying capacity 2400 persons per hour
the type of cable-way ring
length of slope 1727 m
Vertical drop 514 m
average slope 30%
type of cabin for 8 persons
diameter rope 49,3 mm
rut 6100 mm
speed 0-6 m/s
the distance between the cabins 72 m
amount of cabins 58
tension in the rope 19000 kg
hydraulic pressure 173 bar
height of lower station 2936 m
height of upper station 3452 m
amount of intermediate poles 12
time of ascent 5 min 13 sec

Station Krugozor

Gondolas Krugozor

Station Mir

Gondolas Mir

Elbrus ski-slopes Krugozor 3000m-Mir 3500m

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