NEW CABLE-WAY ON ELBRUS “MIR – GARA-BASHI”

Projected cable-way on mount Elbrus “Mir – Gara-Bashi” (3rd 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 3’458 m, 3’832 m. The road belongs to the type of ring monocable ropeway splittable cabins.

The station of cable-ways 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.

Passengers cable-way of gondola type “Mir-Garabashi” consists of homing station “Mir” and upper station “Gara-Bashi”.

Lower homing station “Mir” is a half-space. At the top is closed part of the drive pulleys, fixed on steel structures, which also supports the track and all the technological equipment station. The public part of the station – platform for boarding and landing of passengers. Arriving and departing passengers are separated. At the station at the site of the «recovery» an operator.

The upper station “Gara-Bashi” is a half-space. At the top in closed part is mobile hydraulic tensioning device with pulleys 4900 mm, attached to the metal, which also supports the track and all the technological equipment of station. The public part of the station – platform for boarding and landing of passengers.

The technical characteristics of the road:

carrying capacity 1500 persons per hour
the type of cable-way ring
length of slope 1674 m
Vertical drop 374 m
average slope 22%
type of cabin for 8 persons
diameter rope 40 mm
rut 6100 mm
speed 0-5 m/s
the distance between the cabins 72 m
amount of cabins 35
direction of movement left
height of lower station 3452 m
height of upper station 3831 m
amount of intermediate poles 12
time of ascent 4 min 50 sec

 

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