The Renon/Ritten cable-car will be out of service from 8 to 26 November and the Mendola/Mendel funicular from 15 November to 19 December 2021.
Renon/Ritten cable-car: hauling rope to be exchanged
This year’s maintenance and inspection works include replacing the rope that provides the traction in the Renon/Ritten cable-car system. The new hauling rope is approximately 10,000 m long and made of steel cable with a diameter of 40 mm. It weighs a total of 80 tonnes and was recently delivered by special transport from Brescia.
Did you know? Equipped with a hauling rope and two support cables, the Renon/Ritten ropeway system was the first tri-cable gondola lift in Italy when it was inaugurated in 2009.
During the maintenance and inspection works from Monday 8 to Friday 26 November 2021, the Renon/Ritten cable-car will remain closed. A replacement bus service (161E) will call at all stops along the route, with services running hourly on an almost non-stop basis between Soprabolzano/Oberbozen and the valley station of the cable-car in Bolzano/Bozen.
During the maintenance works, the Renon/Ritten light railway will operate on a reduced timetable.
Mendola/Mendel funicular: maintenance works
Between 15 November and 19 December 2021, the Mendola/Mendel funicular will remain closed for maintenance works. On weekdays except Saturdays, the following replacement bus services are available to commuters in the mornings and evenings:
- departure: Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass at 6:44, arrival: Caldaro/Kaltern (Piazza Rottenburg/Rottenburger Platz) at 7:14
- departure: Caldaro/Kaltern (Piazza Rottenburg/Rottenburger Platz) at 17:49, arrival: Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass at 18:19