The Toulouse Téléo cable car takes charge on May 13, boarding travelers the next day
Official authorization from the prefect of Haute-Garonne is still missing, but Tisséo has already announced the dates for the launch of the Toulouse urban cable car. The Téléo will be capable on Friday May 13, 2022 and travelers will be able to ride inside the cabins from Saturday May 14, the following day.
Longest cable car in France
The first “flight” of the cabins had been carried out in July 2021, then several white steps were made for tests and checks. Everything works and Tisséo is therefore awaiting the delivery of the prefectural authorization to open the service to the general public.
This urban cable car, the longest in France, will connect the Oncopole to Paul-Sabatier University, with a stop at Rangueil Hospital. The three kilometers traveled will be done in one tens of minutes (compared to 40 minutes by car when there are traffic jams), with cabins every 1.5 minutes during peak hours, and traffic of 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., such as metro timetables. There are a total of 15 cabins which could each carry 34 travelers.
The commissioning, initially scheduled for the end of 2021, had been delayed due to the covid in particular. Doubts about the conformity of the welds of the pylons had also appeared in January 2022, finally lifted.
Téléo is integrated by the Poma group for a total cost of 82 million euros. The transport system is called “3S” technology: it includes three cables, two carriers and a tractor. Therefore, the cable car will be able to withstand winds up to 108km/h.