Some preventive cable maintenance.

Replacing the “Haul Rope”

According to Portland Aerial Tram, each tram cabin travels along two cable “tracks” with a moving haul rope between them that pulls the cabin along. The Portland Aerial Tram regularly maintains this essential rope when the tram is closed on nights and during weekends, but the haul rope needs to be replaced approximately once every two years. With more than 21,800 operational hours and 325,000 tram trips logged, it’s fair to say that this particular component is nearing the end of its rope and needs to be replaced.”

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