Cable-car / ropeway specifications
|Maya Cable-car specifications|
|Commencement of operations||January 6, 1925|
|Commencement of renewed operations||May 7, 1955／March 17, 2001|
|Operating method||2-car alternate type|
|Track horizontal length||905m|
|Track grade length||965m|
|Track vertical interval||312m|
|Maximum grade||28 degrees 40 minutes|
|Number of tunnels||1|
|Passenger car specification|
|Maximum passenger capacity||53 people|
|(Maximum dimension) Length||7,997mm|
|(Maximum dimension) Width||2,460mm|
|(Maximum dimension) Height||3,360mm|
|Manufacturer||Hanshin Sharyo Maintenance (passenger car body)
Hitachi Ltd. (carriage platform)
|Date of manufacture||Passenger car body newly manufactured in March 2013 (excluding carriage platform)
Carriage platform manufactured in May 1955
|Maya Ropeway specifications|
|Ropeway type||Multiple track standard ropeway|
|Maximum grade||23 degrees 43 minutes|
|Number of support pillars||1 pillar (15m)|
|Diameter of support cables||φ52mm|
|Diameter of towing cables||φ22mm|
|Carriage departure interval||20 minutes|
|Maximum passenger capacity||29 people|
|Travel time||5 minutes|
|Transit services commenced||July 12, 1955|
|Ropeway manufacturer||Anzen Sakudo Co., Ltd.|
Maya Cable-car characteristics
Maya Cable Story : Track Grade
After leaving Maya Cable Station and passing through the tunnel, near the point where the passenger cars cross paths, passengers are often heard commenting “how does the car climb such a steep slope” and some note how the steep slope is even “a bit frightening.”
Indeed, the slope on that section of the track is quite steep. Track maintenance crew members exercise great caution when walking in that area, so as not to lose their footing.
The slope is said to be the 6th steepest in the nation, with a grade of 28 degrees and 40 minutes.
Passengers will notice that the passenger car itself is also sloped in order to allow it to climb the steep track.
With that in mind, we ask that passengers hold onto the hand-rails or hanging strap handles at all times, to prepare for passenger car shaking during departure and any sudden braking.
Maya Ropeway characteristics
The first ropeway in Japan to implement energy saving features!
After undergoing major upgrade work, to upgrade existing mechanisms and implement energy saving features, the “Rokko-Arima Ropeway”and “Maya Ropeway” have been refurbished, and have reopened on March 1st, 2014 and October 11th, 2014, respectively.
The energy saving features installed in the ropeway systems are the first of their kind in Japan, and are unprecedented when compared to other ropeway systems in the world.