The long-awaited moment is here! The brand-new cable car between Médran and Les Ruinettes will be put into operation this weekend!
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that Barnes Immobilier will become the exclusive sponsor of this new line, which will now be named the Barnes Line. We are proud to enter into a five-year collaboration with an organisation that shares Verbier’s values and possesses such vast expertise.
Thanks to large windows, the cable car gives passengers the feeling of being in the open air – and guarantees 360° views. A sleek design and passenger comfort are also featured. Boarding will be all on the same level, which will make it easier to transport buggies and bikes.
The Barnes Line in figures
|Type of cable car||Detachable cable car|
|Number of cable cars||66 in the first year – 74 afterwards|
|Number of spaces||10 seats per cable car|
|Opening||Summer and winter (more than 250 days a year)|
|Médran-Ruinettes journey time||6 minutes|
|Capacity per hour||3,200 people per hour|
|Size of doors||900 mm for loading and transporting EUR-pallets and products without hindrance|
Passenger comfort will be enhanced and boarding will all be on the same level, which will make it easier to transport buggies and bikes. The stations have been completely renovated, and accessibility will be greatly improved in the Médran station thanks to escalators and a lift for people with reduced mobility.
Open initially to the public only for the ascent and during the weekends, this new line should be operational in full from the end of the year holiday period.
Verbier 4Vallées and Barnes are delighted to collaborate on this project.