With the new station, LEITNER ropeways is going several steps further than other manufacturers yet again. The design, bearing the hallmarks of Italian design firm Pininfarina, meets the company’s high standards for form, innovation and technology in every way. In particular, it emphasizes maximum operational and maintenance functionality. Impressive technical and design innovations make the station a real all-rounder.
Even at first glance, the far wider station roofing is apparent, completely covering the vehicles passing underneath. This makes travel more comfortable for passengers, thanks to the optimized rain and snow protection.
Access to the roof has also been redesigned, as it can now be reached from inside the station. What makes that special is that the ropeway service staff do not have to climb onto the roof through a roof hatch. The new angle of the roofing now allows a ladder to be attached to the window at the inside, and the new opening direction makes access to the roof convenient and safe.
The new water draining system is the perfect synthesis of design and sophisticated engineering. Unlike the standard ducts on the exterior of stations, the water in the new LEITNER ropeways station is now routed through the interior of the structure into a shaft. That keeps the station free of water or ice, and prevents uncontrolled drainage, which is often not permitted for geological reasons.
The ascent into the interior of the station is also far safer and easier. The steps are now at an angle of just 45 degrees and run from the front to the rear of the station. The access stairs are far safer for two reasons: the stairs are accessed from the area where the vehicles travel slowest, and the ascent is more comfortable as the stairs are less steep.