The Brest cable car or line C of the Bibus network is an urban cable car between the two banks of the Penfeld, a coastal river which flows through Brest and which separates the districts of Siam and Capuchins. It is the first structure of this type in France, except to consider the Grenoble Bastille cable car, which is more tourist-oriented than public transport. Each of the two cabins can transport up to 60 people at the same time, or 1,200 passengers per hour, at an average speed of 2.3 m / s and a maximum of 7.5 m / s. Inaugurated on November 19, 2016.

Technical details

  • Contracting authority: Brest Métropole Aménagement
  • Delegated contracting authority: Sem-Tram – consortium associating BMA and EGIS
  • Concept – Construction:Group composed of Bouygues TP RF, Keel construction, BMF Ski lifts, Halet Villete Architects and the design offices Setec and DSCA
  • Metal constructor : SMB
  • Cost of works : 19.1 M€ HT

Main features

  • Type of installation: Cable car – cabin for 60 people
  • The altitude of the downstream station: 39 meters above sea level
  • The altitude of the upper station: 32 meters above sea level
  • Elevation: 7 meters
  • Length along the slope: 419 meters
  • Number of vehicles: 2
  • Operating speed: 0-7.5 meters/second
  • Capacity: 1220 people / hour
  • Driver: 318 kW
  • Cables: carrying cable: 50 mm and pulling cable: 25 mm

The cable car in numbers

  • 1e urban cable car of France
  • 3 minutes cruising
  • 5 minutes frequency
  • car stablisation is guaranteed up to 120 km / hour wind speed
  • 1200 passengers per hour maximum
  • 650 passagers par heure estimés
  • 675,000 passengers expected per year