Renon's new cable car opened on May 23, 2009, offering a whole bunch of fantastic advantages for vacationers and local commuters alike : a generous schedule, short travel time and easy access. It’s a true gem. It only takes 12 minutes for the gondolas to move from Oberbozen/Soprabolzano to Bozen/Bolzano –they depart every 4 minutes, so there’s practically no waiting time. The valley terminal is located conveniently close to the city center. The historical old town can be reached comfortably in a 10-minute-walk or a less-than-five-minute bus ride. And so Renon’s cable car, constructed by the South Tyrolean company Leitner, has become a world-class model for public transportation. It unites all the advantages of an aerial tramway and a detachable gondola lift through the use of three cables (two support cables and one haul cable). The two support ropes make for an increased wind resistance, the spacious cabins hold up to 30 passengers, and bikes and strollers can also be brought on board. Thanks to the operation of up to eight cabins, a gondola departs every 4 minutes, and passengers can wave good-bye to restricting schedules and waiting times. During times of lesser demand and lower frequency of runs, gondolas are detached and thus energy can be saved.