Genting Skyway

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Genting Skyway is a gondola lift serving the Genting Highlands Resort on Genting Highlands. It is located at the Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor side of Genting Highlands. Its lower station located near Gohtong Jaya, about 51 kilometres North-East of Kuala Lumpur, comprises a 5-storey station building and a 10-storey carpark. The station allows hotel and luggage check-in procedures to be completed at the station itself. Its upper station is located at the Highlands Hotel of Genting Highlands Resort. Genting Skyway can carry more than 2,000 people per hour each way with 8 passengers per gondola. At the maximum speed of 6 metres per second (21,6 km/h), the 3.38 kilometres journey up the mountain peak takes some 11 minutes. The gondola lift usually runs from 7.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day and even longer on national holidays.

It was officially opened on 21 February 1997 by the then prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohammad.

The system was designed and supllied by Leitner Ropeways, the consulting engineers were Arup.

Technically, it is a monocable detachable gondola lift meaning that the 100 cabins are detached from the rope inside the stations, moved onto hanging rails and slowed down to standstill in order to allow passengers to embark/disembark. Subsequently, the cabins are accelerated again and attached to the rope. There is a 54 mm diameter single rope spliced into an endless loop which is constantly driven around bullwheels in the stations. The rope both carries and hauls...
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