Business as usual at cableway

2019-08-13 06:01
Some of the technicians during the maintenance of the Table Mountain Cableway.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Some of the technicians during the maintenance of the Table Mountain Cableway.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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Table Mountain Cableway is back in business.

It opened on Monday 12 August, a week earlier than expected.

Annual maintenance and routine checks, begun on Monday 8 July, was scheduled for completion on Monday 19 August.

Managing director Wahida Parker announced the reopening of the cableway at a media briefing at the popular tourist destination on Wednesday 7 August. She invites guests to visit and enjoy the views once again.

She applauds the team of technicians for their good work and for finishing ahead of schedule.

She says the annual maintenance is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to abide by the rules regulating the cableway. “Annual maintenance is non-negotiable and ensures we can continue to safely and efficiently showcase our beautiful mountain to more than one million visitors each year – a responsibility and honour that we do not take lightly,” Parker says.

Technicians say the work went smoothly despite unpredictable weather.

Technical manager Emile Streicher says they replaced the heel and haul ropes, and also tested and replaced the load-bearing components on the cabins.

The mechanical overhaul of the rotating floors and cabin door mechanisms in the cable cars were also completed, as well as the maintenance of the hydraulic and brake system.

He attributes the good work to great team spirit from all who were involved.


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