Tram Design

The Skyride was engineered by Doppelmayr as a unique project. It transports guests quietly, smoothly and quickly from the hustle and bustle of the Havensight area to the beauty of Paradise Point. A sister lift was later built in Norway with its own unique properties...cabin six is replaced with a transport cabin as there is no access road to the top.

 

Capacity

  • Number of Cabins = 6 (Max = 12)
  • Persons per Cabin = 8 (Max = 12)
  • Persons per Hours = 360 (Max = 540)

Rope Specs

  • Right Hand Lay
  • 216 Galvanized Steel Strands
  • Diameter = 1.61 in.
  • Core = Polypropylene
  • Tensile Strength = 247,206 lbs
  • Highest Point = 110 ft.
  • Length = 4430 ft.

Safety Equipment

  • Hurricane clips on every tower ¹
  • Auxiliary Drive = Deutz Diesel
  • Backup Generator = Caterpillar 500 Kw
  • Evac = Teflon Bike, Harness, Descender

Lift Info

  • Bottom Station = 47ft. Above Sea Level
  • Top Station = 709ft. Above Sea Level
  • Speed = 590 ft/min = 3 m/s = 6½mph
  • Duration = 5 minutes, one-way
  • Main Drive = ABB DC 480v - 500 Hp
  • Standby Drive = ABB DC 480v - 500 Hp
  • Gearbox = Lohmann
  • Horsepower = 380 - 422 HP

Tensioning

  • At Top Station ²
  • Remote Counterweight = 116,000 lbs
  • Hydraulic Cylinders = 2
  • Carriage Throw = 3 - 4 ft.

Support Structure

  • Towers = 8
  • Tallest Tower = 60 ft.
  • Longest Span = 920 ft.
  • Num. of Sheaves = 138
  • Vertical Bullwheels = 2 x 11.8 ft.
  • Horizontal Bullwheels = 2 x 15.8 ft.

¹ Unique feature of Skyride to Paradise Point

² This lift is upside down...normally the drive station is at the top but because 3 phase power is not available there, the Skyride has the vaulted drive station below and remote counterweight at the top.

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