An aerial lift is a means of transport in which gondolas or open chairs are hauled above the ground by means of a cable. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aerial lift"
An aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift, often called a cable car or ropeway, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as a gondola. Because of the proliferation of such systems in the Alpine regions of Europe, the French and German language names of Téléphérique and Seilbahn are often also used in an English language context. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aerial tramway"
Aiguille du Midi (In English: Needle of the South) is a 3842m rocky outcrop in the Mont Blanc mountain range in the French Alps. The cable car, Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, was built to the summit in 1955 and held the title of the world's highest cable car for about two decades. In a spectacular ascent it is possible to travel from Chamonix up to the top of the Aiguille du Midi over 2800m vertical in only about 20 minutes. The Aiguille summit now contains a panoramic viewing platform, a cafe and a gift shop. The popular Vallée Blanche ski run begins here, and the nearby Cosmiques Refuge is the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc summit. From the Aiguille another cable car crosses the Glacier de Geant to Point Helbronner (3452m) at the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. Point Helbronner is served with a cable car from Entrevés, a village near Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley ( Italy). ...more on Wikipedia about "Aiguille du Midi"
The Asmara-Massawa Cableway was built by Italians in the 1930s in Eritrea. It connected the port of Massawa with the city of Asmara. The British later dismantled it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Asmara-Massawa Cableway"
The Central-Mid-levels escalator in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central-Mid-Levels escalator"
A chairlift, also known as a fixed-grip chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. They are found at many ski areas, amusement parks, and various tourist attractions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chairlift"
A cog railway or rack-and-pinion railway is a mountain railway with a special toothed rack rail mounted on the sleepers between the running rails. The trains are fitted with one or more cog wheels that mesh with this rack rail. This allows the locomotives to haul the trains up steeply inclined slopes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cog railway"
A detachable chairlift or high-speed chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which, like a chairlift, consists of numerous chairs that are connected to a constantly moving steel cable that is strung between two terminals over intermediate towers. They are now commonplace at even the smallest of ski areas. Some can even be found at tourist attractions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Detachable chairlift"
An elevator is a transport device used to move goods or people vertically. In British English and other Commonwealth Englishes, elevators are known more commonly as lifts, although the word elevator is familiar from American movies and television shows, just as some Americans are aware of lift from imported entertainment. Other languages may have loanwords based on either elevator (e.g. Japanese) or lift (e.g. Cantonese). Because of wheelchair access laws, elevators are often a requirement in new buildings with multiple floors. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elevator"
An escalator is a conveyor transport device for transporting people, consisting of a staircase whose steps move up or down on tracks that keep the surfaces of the individual steps horizontal. ...more on Wikipedia about "Escalator"
A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of transport in which cables attached to a tram-like vehicle on rails move it up and down a very steep slope. ...more on Wikipedia about "Funicular"
A funitel is a type of aerial lift used to transport skiiers. The name funitel is a conjunction between the French words funicular and telepherique. Funitels have not only been used as a means to transport skiers, there is one used to transport finished cars between different areas of a factory. Recently, more and more funitels have been added to ski areas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Funitel"
A gondola lift is a type of aerial lift, often called a cable car, which consists of a loop of steel cable that is strung between two stations, preferably over intermediate supporting towers. The cable is driven by a bullwheel in the terminal, which is connected to an engine or electric motor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gondola lift"
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List of aerial tramways around the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of aerial tramways"
This is a complete list of publicly-available Swiss aerial tramways (excluding other types of aerial lifts), according to official timetables 2004. Not all of them are open all year. Some of them are sections of aerial lift systems that consist also of other types of aerial lifts besides the tramway in this list. For example, the aerial tramway Blauherd - Rothorn is part of the Zermatt - Sunnegga - Blauherd - Rothorn system, its section Zermatt - Sunnegga being a funicular and Sunnegga - Blauherd a gondola lift. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of aerial tramways in Switzerland"
For United Kingdom funicular railways see List of funiculars in the United Kingdom. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of funiculars"
The lunar space elevator (also called a moonstalk) is an analog to the better known space elevator idea (a cable suspended above the Earth, with its center of gravity in geostationary orbit). It would instead be constructed with its center of gravity in a stationary position above the surface of the Moon, providing a controlled means to transport people and/or materials between the surface and lunar orbit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lunar space elevator"
A Magic Carpet is a type of surface lift seen at ski areas to transport skiers up the grade. The name comes from the mythological magic carpets featured in legends. ...more on Wikipedia about "Magic carpet (ski lift)"
A platter lift, or just platter, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. In Europe the lift is known as button lift or Poma lift (after the company ** who first made them, although they now make a wide range of other lifts). ...more on Wikipedia about "Platter lift"
The Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway under construction in Portland, Oregon. It will connect the city's South Waterfront area with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Marquam Hill neighborhood surrounding the university, and introduce yet another mode of transportation in Portland. A schedule described in October 2005 by the project's manager as "extremely tight" has the tram complete by September 2006, though a November 2006 is more likely. Its costs, estimated at $15 million in 2003, reached an estimated $45 million as of October 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Aerial Tram"
The Singapore Cable Car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the main island of Singapore to the resort island of Sentosa across the Keppel Harbour. Opened on 15 February 1974, it was the first cable car system in the world to span a harbour. ...more on Wikipedia about "Singapore Cable Car"
A ski tow, also called rope tow or handle tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. In its most basic form, it consists of a long rope loop running over a series of wheels, powered by an engine at the upper end. Skiers grab hold of the rope and are pulled along while standing on their skis or snowboards. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ski tow"
A skyhook is a hypothetical structure used for transporting material to and from a planet's surface into orbit. The largest and perhaps simplest of these is the space elevator, a cable that runs all the way from the planet's surface to beyond geosynchronous orbit. Smaller skyhooks include hypersonic skyhooks, rotating cables in lower orbits whose ends dip repeatedly down close to the planet's surface to snag payloads and lift them up. Large rotating tethers can also be used far from a planet's surface to transfer momentum to and from payloads, changing their orbits without the expenditure of reaction mass. ...more on Wikipedia about "Skyhook (structure)"
A space elevator is a hypothetical structure designed to transport material from a planet's surface into space. Many different types of space elevator structures have been proposed. They all share the goal of replacing rocket propulsion with the traversal of a fixed structure via a mechanism not unlike an elevator, hence its name, in order to move material into or beyond orbit. Space elevators have also sometimes been referred to as beanstalks, space bridges, space lifts or space ladders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Space elevator"
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