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Technical aspects of the Stockhornbahn

The aerial cableway on the Stockhorn was constructed in two sections, with the option of transferring at the Chrindi middle station. Find out a little more about the engineering, performance and capacity of the cable car.

The Stockhornbahn is one of 128 cable cars in Switzerland. Seen technically, two balancing cabins travel continuously between the valley and summit station.

Technology

Aerial cableway 1st Section Erlenbach-Chrindi (middle station)

Capacity60 people per cabin
Travel time9 minutes, max. 7 m/s
Commissioned1968
Length2787 m
Transport capacity360 people/hour per travel direction
Drive unit output345 kW, Ward-Leonard Control
No. of supports7, largest ground clearance 80 m
Balance weight80 tonnes for main cable
Mast stopsOberberg and Chlusi

Aerial cableway 2nd Section Chrindi (middle station)-Stockhorn

Capacity30 people per cabin
Travel time5 minutes, max. 6 m/s
Commissioned1969, drive unit replacement 2003
Length1221 m
Transport capacity330 people/hour and travel direction
Drive unit output73 kW, AC motor frequency converter
No. of supports1, largest ground clearance 170 m
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