Concept Study „aerial+DC“
Public freight transport via electrical power lines
Germany’s energy transformation (“Energiewende”) is due to be completed by 2022. 3800km of new power lines are planned. The masts could reach heights of 70m and have a ground plan of up to 64m². At the same time, the volume of goods haulage on German roads is steadily growing. Predictions suggest the amount of road freight will almost double by 2050.
In the study conducted by at-design, the ropeway concept does not require its own mast architecture. By using the planned power lines, it would be possible to transport goods by ropeway over long distances (up to 800km).