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  8-MGD Gletscherexpress

Valley station
Valley station

Mountain station
Mountain station

Valley station
Valley station

General information  
Place Soelden 
resort ?? 
Region Tyrol 
Name of lift Gletscherexpress 
Type 8-MGD 
Lift manufacturer Doppelmayr 
Year of construction 1998 
Commissioning date 1998 

Infos for handicapped persons
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Connection from the winter ski resort to the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers.

Three lattice-towers (59m, 30m and 28m high).

Evacuation ropeway with three evacuation trolleys.

Bottom station length: UNI XL
Top station length: UNI XL

Tire conveyors in the contour are powered by electric motors.

Sheave types 403 (combo) and 501 (support).

Motor: ELIN EST 280 LK
Gearbox: Lohmann GPW 245 S 66
Service brake: 1x Type D
Safety brake: 1x 50 kN
Emergency drive: Cummins 6 BTA 5.9 (177 BHP)

Haul rope construction: 6x36 Warrington Seale (Left lang lay sS)

Automatic garage.

geometric data  
Height of valley station 2672 m
Height of mountain station 2756 m
Vertical rise 84 m
Route distance 1593,5 m
Horizontal length 1590,8 m
Average incline 5,30 %
Largest incline 19,80 %
Number of pillars 7 Stk
Greatest spanwidth ?? m
Max ground clearance ?? m
Trackwidth drive 5,50 m
Trackwidth line 5,50 m
Trackwidth return 5,50 m
Angle of wrap (drive wheel) ?? °
Drive altitude of site ?? m
Maximum capacity 2400 Pers/h
Travel time 4,5 min
Driving speed line 6,0 m/s
Driving speed station 0,3 m/s

electrical data  
Electrical control Elin 
Remote control and telemonitoring system ?? 
Power control system Elin 
Number of drive 1 Stk
Drive power (Start) 373 kW
Drive power (Operation) 292 kW
Brake power -112 kW
Continuous brake power ?? kW
Driving station Valley station 
Drive type electrical 
Traction of drive electromechanical 
Emergency drive diesel engine 
Traction of emergency drive hydrostatic 

cabins data  
Grip type DT 108 
Cab manufacturer CWA 
Cab model OMEGA III-8 
Seating carpet 
Seat heater no 
Heater no 
Aircon no 
Persons per cab
Number of cabs 54 Stk
Cab distance 72 m
Cab interval 12 s
Garage type underground 
Garage place valley station 
Garage direction forward 
Loading direction forward 

rope data  
Rope manufacturer Fatzer 
Length of haul rope 3257 m
Total weight of haul rope ?? t
Haul rope diameter 46 mm
Nominal strength of haul rope 2060 N/mm²
Breaking strength of rope 1792 kN
Tensionstation haulrope Mountain station 
Tension type hydraulical (controlled) 
Tension way ?? m

miscellaneous data  
Transport uphill 100 %
Transport downhill 100 %
Drive direction right 
Construction costs ?? ATS
Currency (Construction costs) Austrian schilling 
Construction period 4,5 months
Seasontime winter 
Evacuation ropeway yes 
Integrated rescue system no 
Rope position control no 
Asset number (Trail map) D53 

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Datas: 08/04/22

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