Funiculars and Slope Transport Facilities
Making the beauty of our world more accessible
Our core ropeway technology is not only employed aerially in areas such as jig-back ropeways, circulating gondolas and chairlifts, but also is broadly utilized for transportation on slopes on the ground.
Nippon Cable has an abundance of products that can be employed flexibly depending on the objective and installation requirements. These products include funicular railways with superior transportation capability; small funiculars, which are ideal for transportation on slopes at places such as amusement and entertainment parks and hillside residences; inclined elevators, which are often used at dam sites and scenic areas; special-purpose elevators for passengers and materials; and rotating observation towers in tourist areas.
Funicular railways, which are pulled by wire rope on steep slopes, are suitable for transportation in places with large differences in elevation and/or mountain resorts. In addition, funiculars move on the ground and are less subject to wind conditions.
Small funiculars are suitable for transportation at amusement and theme parks and hillside residences.
Inclined elevators, which are often used at dam sites and scenic areas, can be employed flexibly depending on the objective and installation requirements.