GD8 Genting Highlands

Transporting millions of passengers since 1997
GD8 Genting Highlands

The Genting Skyway cable car in Kuala Lumpur, in operation since 1997, carried more than 50 million passengers in its first ten years of operation. In 2011, Leitner was commissioned to update the control system. The biggest challenge was probably laying the sensitive skyway cables for the selective safety circuit and the data transmission across the entire line. The whole route is 3,576 meters in length and runs almost entirely over dense jungle, making it impossible to work on the ground. However, as a result of the professional planning of the job in advance at the headquarters in Sterzing and the timely implementation by the installation team, all the difficulties were successfully overcome.

Company: L.P. Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Kuala Lumpur
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Country: Malaysia
Year: 1996
Type of ropeway: GD8
Length in m
3576
Height difference
870
p/hr.
2400
kW
2x590
Number of cabins
106