All cable car operations at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) will be suspended at the end of July, to allow for annual safety maintenance to be carried out.
The shutdown (between July 25 and August 28) will allow for the maintenance of the Cableway’s upper and lower stations and the cabins.
This year’s operation will require a five-week long complete shutdown as the work scheduled cannot be carried out in between normal operations.
“We take the safety of all visitors at the cableway seriously, and the maintenance shutdown reflects our commitment to ensure the best experience possible for all visitors. By consistently taking the necessary steps, we can continue to attract and safely move thousands of tourists to the top of the mountain,” said Wahida Parker, MD of TMACC.
The shutdown is a vital measure to ensure safety on the cableway, allowing it to run optimally, and reducing technical delays. It also helps TMACC to comply with safety standards set by Seilbahnen Schweiz, the Swiss Governing body for Cablecar standards, and BAV, the Swiss Department of Transport.
Commercial activities at the lower station (coffee sales etc.) will not be affected, and tourists will be able to hike on the mountain.