23.05.2021

The Stresa-Mottarone ropeway tragedy

Leitner is deeply saddened by the Stresa-Mottarone tragedy that occurred today. The most recent magnetic rope testing was performed in November 2020 and no irregularities were detected. The entire system was overhauled in August 2016, including the cabins, carriages, drive and electrical equipment. The ropes are checked every November, and every inspection has had a positive outcome. Leitner performs special and standard maintenance on the Stresa-Mottarone ropeway, while daily and weekly operating checks are carried out by the operating company Ferrovie del Mottarone. “Our company extends its deepest condolences to the victims’ families, and to all affected communities. Leitner and its technicians are at full disposal to identify the cause of this terrible tragedy as soon as possible”, states Anton Seeber, president of Leitner.

Press release LEITNER Stresa-Mottarone 23.05.2021