Keçiören Municipality has started heavy maintenance work on the cable car line operating on the Subayevleri and Tepebaşı route in the district. Works are carried out meticulously for the safety and comfort of citizens traveling by cable car, which is used both in transportation and in touristic trips.
Keçiören Mayor Turgut Altınok said that the periodical heavy maintenance works on the ropeway system, each of which has 8 cabins and serves with a total of 16 cabins, continue strictly and shared the following information:
“As short and long-term maintenance of our cable car is obligatory, we paused our service for a while. Within the scope of maintenance and repair works, the mechanical system at the top of the tower poles of the cable car is being reviewed by non-destructive inspection method. While the maintenance and repair teams perform the service and emergency brake maintenance at the stations, they are tested; replaces engine components, vertical and horizontal pulleys, clamp balance rails, hydraulic units, shafts, steel ropes and rubber bearings with new ones. When our maintenance and repair works, in which many parts of our ropeway are replaced with new technological parts, will provide a safer transportation service.”
20 MINUTES TRAVEL
The cable car, which has been in service since 2008, was known as the cable car with the longest line in Europe and Turkey when it was first opened. The cable car, which has a line length of 1653 meters and provides both transportation and touristic sightseeing services between Subayevleri and Tepebaşı neighborhoods, is currently in the top three among the longest urban cable car lines. The cable car, whose highest point is 85 meters, welcomes an average of one thousand passengers per day. It offers a 8-minute cruise experience with a total of 16 cabins, each of which can seat 20 people.