I took a shot of each photo: Enjoy the walk back in history.
From the top of the Saleve, looking down over Geneva. Note where the Rhone River flows from thye Lake and the jura mountains in the background. Photo: Bob Mckerrow
HISTORY OF THE TELEPHERIQUE DU SALEVE
The cable car was built in 1932 and designed by architect Maurice Braillard and engineer André Rebuffel. August Fournier was the visionary behind the whole concept. During the war, the cable car service was interrupted but reopened in 1947. Traffic never picked up as before and in 1975 it was closed down.
Fortunately in 1984, after major reconstructive works by a joint French-Geneva effort, the télépherique was reopened under a private enterprise, La Société Rothchild, lasting 25 years. In 2008, an association by the name of GLCT handed the management over to Veolia Transport, which has made it the success it is today. In March 2009 a restaurant was opened at the cable car building at the top thus enticing people of all walks of life to the summit.