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Dr. Eustace Mwarania Trapos Limited. CABLE CARS FOR URBAN TRANSPORT Introduction to Cable Cars Application to Urban Transport Likoni Express Cable Project.

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1 Dr. Eustace Mwarania Trapos Limited

2 CABLE CARS FOR URBAN TRANSPORT Introduction to Cable Cars Application to Urban Transport Likoni Express Cable Project 2Cable Cars for Urban Transport

3 WHAT IS A CABLE CAR (1/2) Aerial lift with cabins supported and propelled by steel cables Cable strung between two stations, sometimes with supporting columns, driven by motorized wheel at terminal (speeds up to 30km/hr) Cabins carry up 40 pax; multiple cars (gondolas) on the same cable Short transit distances (less than 10km) 3Cable Cars for Urban Transport

4 WHAT IS A CABLE CAR (2/2) Types Monocable (load and drive on one cable) Bicable (load on one cable, drive on other) 3S (latest, load on two cables, drive on one) Designed for use in ski resorts 30 years lifetimes Technology tested and proven in adverse conditions Urban centre conditions less challenging Examples of cable car systems in urban areas 4Cable Cars for Urban Transport

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10 BENEFITS OF CABLE TRANSIT (1/2) Ease in passing over barriers (jump over) Water Existing buildings Dedicated barrier-free routes No competition with ground systems Rapid installation and low costs 3km line Euro @ 20-30m; less than 12 months construction No waiting time- cabins leave every 20-30 seconds Impressive speeds (upto 27 km/hr guaranteed) Westlands stage –GPO (3km) takes 7 minutes @7.5m/s At 5500 pax per hour either direction equivalent to 110 articulated 100 seater buses 10Cable Cars for Urban Transport

11 BENEFITS OF CABLE TRANSIT (2/2) High efficiency Staff man only terminals Adjusts to traffic fluctuations by reducing no of cabins or line speed Saves space Only support columns required on ground Low carbon footprint Examples in Rio, Venezuela, London, Koblez Lagos project underway at USD 500M live 2015 11Cable Cars for Urban Transport

12 Koblenz Video Clip 12Cable Cars for Urban Transport

13 Hamburg Cable Video Clip Cable Cars for Urban Transport13

14 LIKONI CABLE EXPRESS PROJECT Current situation Cable solution Benefits 14Cable Cars for Urban Transport

15 SITUATION AT LIKONI CROSSING 300,000 commuters need to get on and off island daily Ferry service the only access with serious issues Limited capacity, waiting time 30min- 2 hours or more per direction Tourists affected making south coast unattractive destination Development of entire area severely limited by lack of efficient connection Over 100 lives lost in several deadly accidents Site specific conditions make bridge and tunnel unfeasible Habour access requires high clearance bridge Narrow channel (600m) makes tunnel not possible Cable system is an ideal solution to site specific restrictions. 15Cable Cars for Urban Transport

16 PROPOSED SYSTEM: CABLE ALIGNMENT 16Cable Cars for Urban Transport

17 KEY ASPECTS 100m towers at both ends of ocean holding cable at 80m, length 1370m; 3S technology Cable speed 7.5m/s crossing time 3min 40 sec Capacity 5500pax per hour per direction; 28 cabins each 38 persons Power 430kw max (200kw running) Operation for 16 hours per day (others tourism related) Investment value Circa Euro 70M Fares K.Sh 100 inflation linked 17Cable Cars for Urban Transport

18 BENEFITS Fast, affordable crossing for everyone Landmark installation with far reaching scenic views + 20km Nonstop all weather operations (windspeeds +100kph) Creation of 50 permanent jobs of all categories of employees of cable company (200 during construction) Cable company will be a meaningful tax payer Millions of hours of commuters and tourists time saved each year Value land on either side of Likoni will be substantially enhanced Will have converted an obstacle into a resource 18Cable Cars for Urban Transport

19 PROJECT PARTNERS Public Private Partnership Project Technology, Dopplemayr (Austria/Swiss) Finance, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (SA) Feasibility, Cable Car Development (Canada/Swiss) 19Cable Cars for Urban Transport

20 TIMELINES Urgent need for efficient, reliable and safe crossing PPP matters : 6-9 months Implementation period 12-18 months System could be up end 2015 and is Digital!! 20Cable Cars for Urban Transport

21 THE END 21Cable Cars for Urban Transport


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