22 July 2014

Cape Town: Table Mountain Cableway closes for annual maintenance

Cape Town's Table Mountain Cableway will be closing for scheduled annual maintenance required to meet the highest global cableway standards set by the Bundesamt für Verkehr (BAV), the swiss governing body for cableways. In 2014 the Table Mountain Cableway will be closed from 28 July 2014 to 10 August 2014 (if weather permits).

The 2014 Table Mountain Cableway maintenance plans include:
  • cleaning of the ropes and slack rope tests
  • renewing switches and bearings where necessary
  • servicing of the main gearbox
  • generators and back-up generators
  • general maintenance and testing

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