About the Airtram

Hell's Gate Airtram
Hell’s Gate Airtram is one of the steepest fully suspended trams in North America. When you aboard the tram you are leaving the Cascade Mountain range and docking at the foot of the Coast Pacific Mountain Range. The Tram is double reversible cable way – non supported – descending to destination with a maximum capacity of 530 passengers per hour.

Construction started in 1969 and the opening day was July 20, 1971 by Habegger Engineering Works of Thun, Switzerland. All mechanical aspects of our tram system are inspected annually by the BC Safety Authority.

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    Tram Weight

    The weight of the tram loaded with passengers is 4200kg or 9250lbs.

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    Ropes

    Track Ropes per Track: 1
    Length of Track Rope: 2 x 475m
    Diameter: 40mm
    Actual Breaking Strength: 151 ton

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    Tram Speed

    5.0m/sec (max)

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    The Cabin

    Each Cabin is 72sq ft and can fit up to 22 people.

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    Tram Operator

    Each cabin has an on board tram operator that signals the control room and provides information about the area.

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