Numbers and facts

Picture of the LAF cable car cabin from above with a view of the autumn forest in the background

Profile

  • Adliswil valley station: 497 m above sea level
  • Felsenegg mountain station: 804 m above sea level
  • Rise in elevation: 307 m
  • Average incline: 341 ‰
  • Cable car line length: 1,048 m
  • Bottom cable length: 492 m
  • Upper cable length: 552 m
  • Tower (1) height: 44 m
  • Highest point: approx. 60 m
  • Running time: 5–6 minutes

Cabins

  • Two (2), in alternating service
  • Capacity: 30 passengers, plus one (1) crew member
  • Weight (empty, incl. grip and engine): 2,900 kg
  • Carrying capacity: 345 passengers/hr/direction
  • Speed: 6 m/sec (21.6 km/hr)

Cables

  • Suspension cables: fully locked spiral
    ropes, diameter: 39 mm
  • Tension cables: spiral stranded ropes,
    diameter: 62 mm
  • Haulage rope (2019): stranded rope,
    diameter: 22 mm
  • Counter rope (2019): stranded rope, diameter: 23 mm
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Staff

4 full-time employees
1 apprentice cable car operator (EBA)

2020 passenger count

Total passengers riding up: 70,413
Total passengers riding down: 94,518
 

Total passenger count in five-year comparison

2016: 246,491
2017: 266,124
2018: 280,069
2019: 270,519
2020: 164,931