VIDEOS. Toulouse: take a timelapse look behind the scenes of the Téléo construction site, the future urban cable car
Through Margaux Thokagevistk
82 million euros budget, three kilometers of route, 15 cabins, three stations served in 10 minutes, 20 km / h average … Teleo, the future urban cable car of Toulouse (Haute Garonne) drives the counters into a panic and for good reason, it is one of the most spectacular projects of recent years.
Commissioned in 2022
Located to the south of the Pink City, Téléo will serve three stations:‘Oncopole (10,000 jobs), Rangueil University Hospital (200,000 consultations per year) andPaul Sabatier University (30,000 students).
In this zone, the defined travel needs are estimated at 8,000 travelers per day. Several options were located, and faced with the topography of the place, the cable car naturally became more like the relevant means of transport. The capacity of the cable car will be 1,500 passengers per hour and per direction at a rush hour frequency close to that of the metro, ie one cabin every 1 minute 30 seconds. The facility has a total of 15 in-line cabins with a capacity of 34 seats, all of which are 100% accessible for people with reduced mobility. “
Started in 2019, the site of the longest cable car in France should end at the end of this year with commissioning scheduled for December, but ultimately it will not be operational before the first half of 2022. Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by the president of Tisséo, Jean-Michel Lattes, during a new progress report on the project.
Take a quick look at the sites of future Téléo stations
Until the first riders can kiss in the fully glazed cabins – for a breathtaking view of the city from over 50 meters high – the Tisséo public transport network has published three videos in timelapse, in other words in time lapse.
Demolitions, deviations from underground networks, earthworks, construction of stations…: the images are impressive.
Rangueil CHU station
A one-month dry run phase
Next step for Téléo: the dry run phase, that is to say the putting into circulation of all the empty cabins. The corn ? Check the entire system in real conditions, make the final adjustments and, for the staff, check that the procedures related to this new mode of transport are properly understood and applied.
This dry run phase should last a month. It will then be up to the Prefect to give the green light for commissioning.
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