Technological Challenge

Increasing the average speed up to 50kmh in order to encompass the continent in approximately 12 days will be by far the biggest challenge. This challenge can only be met in cooperation with the best experts in the field of gondola engineering and technology.

The Biggest Construction Project In History
12,000 km length, 28,000 pylons, 24,200 km of cable, 2,400 gondolas, 31 stations with hotels, restaurants, business centers and transportation hubs. The crossing of five climate zones poses extreme challenges to designers, engineers and constructers. The project will help create thousands of new jobs from highly-skilled technology specialists, logistic experts, to drivers and construction workers.
 

Eurasian Gondolas meets Doppelmayr
Matthias Pázmándy, DI Christoph Hinteregger (Technical Director, Doppelmayr), Wolfgang Lehrner

New Innovative Energy Models

The era of fossile fueled airplanes and fossile fueled transportation in general will soon come to its end. Gondolas are the new means of transportation that can be realised with a zero-carbon-zero-waste-policy. We are going to develop a new energy model with two pillars:

1.  Various energy resources along the route will be used, just where they exist. 
The transportation distance is very short: energy is harvested locally.

2. The whole energy system of Eurasian Gondolas is interconnected. 
Energy can be transported and exchanged throughout the whole network. If there is a surplus of energy at one spot, it can be transmitted to a region with current shortages. That way Eurasian Gondolas at a whole will be at all times energy self sufficient.

The Route and its Landing Points

Not very surprisingly the route of Eurasian Gondolas through the two continents has not been used for the first time. The internet, often seen as a virtual body with hardly any connection to our physical reality, has its physical Europe-Asia main link, the Sea-Me-We-3-Cable that lies under the ocean, at a very similar route. Eurasian Gondolas realise the first physical and visible link above ground.

Client-server network
The whole transportation system works as a client-server-network known from information technology. Following Jeremy Rifkin, the idea of ownership is being replaced by the concept of access. There is no physical possession like a car that transports you to a chosen place, but temporary access to an experience and the service of being transported from A to B. The client enters for instance the server/network at Ankara and leaves it at Hanoi. Especially in densely populated areas and city centers, mostly the final destinations of travellers, questions of parking do not exist anymore, since the client does not have to think of storing a vehicle. The client simply ends the temporary use of the network and leaves the gondola cabin.
 

City Data – A mini portrait of our 34 cities

Please take a look at our city data analysis – a socio-demographic portrait of the cities along the route. You will find basic statistical information such as population, density, city GDP and the rate of car ownership.