New Tignes Gondola to Run Without Bottom Station Staff in Evenings

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New Tignes Gondola to Run Without Bottom Station Staff in Evenings

A new gondola lift being built at Tignes to create a new connection between the resort’s Brévières and Boisses area for winter 2018/19 will operate in the evenings without staff in its base station, Compagnie des Alpes have said.

The new lift, part of a five-lift, €38 million order placed by the resort operator with lift company POMA, is key to a complete overhaul planned at the foot of the slopes at Brévières and will replace three lifts that will be dismantled.

“Thanks to the OWA (Operation Without Attendant), this new gondola lift will run without operating staff in the bottom station from 5pm to midnight,” a statement from Compagnie des Alpes confirms.

The other new lifts will be built at Val d’Isère, Méribel, La Plagne and Serre Chevalier ski areas with construction on all due to start this summer and with opening of all planned for December 2018.

The lifts will be produced at POMA’s new industrial site spanning 70,000m² in Gilly-sur-Isère, where POMA invested €20 million in 2016 to develop and strengthen its industrial facilities.