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Table Mountain Cableway Closed for Maintenance in July 2020

Table Mountain Cableway Closed for Maintenance in July 2020

The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 7 to 26 July 2020.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMAC) made the announcement on Tuesday, 21 January 2020, in the hopes of alerting any tourists to the city of the scheduled closure.

If you were looking forward to spending your July birthday riding the cableway, the TMAC invites you to still join them for a celebration, but you’ll just have to do it either earlier or later than planned. According to the TMAC, South Africans whose birthdays fall during the annual maintenance period will be able to collect and use their free tickets during the week before (30 June to 6 July 2020) and the week after (27 July to 2 August 2020) the shutdown.

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This shutdown period allows for extensive maintenance to be done so as to reduce technical delays when in operation. It is also integral in ensuring the Table Mountain Cableway meets all the requirements of the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways.

During this time, the following work will be carried out on the cableway:

  • Inspection, testing and replacement of loadbearing components in the cabins where necessary;
  • Maintenance of high use items in the cabins, such as door mechanisms;
  • Complete service of braking systems situated in the Lower Station machine room;
  • Servicing of the main drive motor and gearbox;
  • Major service of the hydraulic systems at the Lower Station and the Upper Station;
  • Maintenance of the docking guides and platforms;
  • Preparation of certain elements on the track ropes for the 2021 shutdown;
  • Upgrades to the interior of the Upper Station building;
  • Maintenance to the exterior of the Lower Station building.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Words and Photography Courtesy of HWB Communications on behalf of the Table Mountain Aeriel Cableway Company

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