Archives for Januar 2015

Januar 19, 2015

The Portland Aerial Tram

Image credit: Portland Aerial Tram

The Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway in Portland, Oregon, carrying commuters between the city’s South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health & Science Universitycampus, located in the Marquam Hill neighborhood. The tram travels a horizontal distance of 3,300 feet (1,000 m) and a vertical distance of 500 feet (150 m) in a ride that lasts three minutes.

Januar 02, 2015

Wings of Tatev – World’s Longest Aerial Tramway

Welcome to Tatev Gateway, home of the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway, an unforgettable route to Armenia’s medieval Tatev Monastery. The tramway opened on October 16, 2010 and its first passengers were the Presidents of the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh), the Catholicos (head) of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and children from local villages. Just days later it was recorded in the Guinness World Records Book as the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway with a length of 5,752 meters.