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People and goods have always needed to travel from one valley to another or reach isolated human settlements that are either in the bottom of valleys or on mountain sides. Mountain transport systems have always been the way of meeting this need and remain so. Of course, animals of various types have been used for mountain transport, but we shall limit ourselves here to systems devised by man to carry people and goods over valleys or rivers or any other type of natural obstacle that cannot be crossed by other means. We hope you will find out more about the specific concepts used in (...)
The "Vanoise Express"
The Vanoise Express, a new generation telpher, provides the link between Les Arcs and La Plagne. It was put into service Christmas 2003 and is currently the largest cable carrier in the world. Discover all the features of this exemplary achievement. Visit:
2 Alps Funicular
The 2 Alps - Dôme Express photo of funicular The Dôme Express, the funicular railway of the Deux Alpes Discover interesting facts on the construction of one of the most remarkable projects in terms of mountain transport : the "Dôme Express". A new generation funicular railway situated under the glacier of the 2 Alps (Isère), at 3421 metres altitude. It was put into operation in 1989 and is currently the highest funicular railway in the world. (...)