Government inspectors have been brought in to check Tignes’ Grande Motte funicular after it was shut down with 81 people evacuated from the tunnel on Sunday afternoon.
STGM said a “technical incident immobilised the funicular”, safety teams immediately stopped the 2 carriages and no-one was injured. It took about an hour to evacuate everyone safely.
A spokesman said: “Government services represented by the STRMTG (Service Technique des Remontées Mécaniques et des Transports Guidés) have been in place since this morning to inspect the funicular and analyse the causes of this incident with the STGM. We will keep you informed of the results of the investigations and restoring operations that we hope will be as fast as possible.”
While waiting for operation to be restored to the funicular, the Grande Motte aerial ropeway and the Rosolin surface lift located on the Tignes ski area are accessible using the Lanches and Vanoise chairlifts.
UPDATE: 23.12.15 The Tignes funicular is now re-opened.