Since December 2008, an 8-passenger gondola lift in two sections connects the two towns of Aosta and Pila in northern Italy. Residents and visitors benefit from this installation as they now can easily reach the skiing and recreational areas. Two stations of this ropeway are connected to railway lines. The first section “Aosta - Les Fleurs” starts at the railway station of Aosta and the middle station of the second section “Les Fleurs - Plan Praz - Pila” is located next to the train station of Cogne. This allows day trippers to explore the area around the town of Aosta with public transport systems without having to use their car.