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After a funicular ride providing an easy access, the Aven Armand visit brings more than 100 meters below ground to the discovery of one of the purest jewels of human history.

Data sheet

Administrative
Station AVEN ARMAND
Firm number 480001
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Name AVEN ARMAND
Opening year 1963
Last refurbishment year 1963
Operator AVEN ARMAND S.A.
Main manufacturer MONZIES
Authorized up traffic 350 p/h
Authorized down traffic 350 p/h
Uphill operating speed 2.45 m/s
Downhill operating speed
Technical
Altitude difference 54.0 m
Lower station elevation 946 m
Upper station elevation 1000 m
Developed lenght 193.0
Horizontal length
Spacing
Maximum gradient (%) 29 %
Average gradient
Theoretical operating speed 2.45 m/s
Theroretical up traffic 350 p/h
Theoretical down  traffic 350 p/h
Motor cab position Uphill
Cable
Installation year 2004 (2003 original) Removing 2005
Function Uphill haul rope
Position Uphill
Manufacturer TREFILEUROPE
Ultimate strength (UTS)
Diameter 18.25 mm
Electrical
Main engine type
Engine power 80.0 kW