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Oct 13, 2023
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: World’s Longest Cable Car Under Construction in Nepal

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  • Cable car in Lipova, Romania put on hold due to zoning appeals. The cable car is planned to be 1,700 meters long and would connect Brno Exhibition Centre to Bohunice campus and hospital. The system will have a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour and is estimated to cost about CZK 950 million ($41 Million USD). The project kicked off in 2020 by Brno Transport Company (DPMB) and is currently facing a delay due to appeals against the joint construction and zoning management from homeowners living along the edge of where the cable car would run.
  • World’s longest Cable Car project in progress in Nepal for an estimated $500 million. K&R Rail Engineering Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project. The 84.32-kilometer system is expected to have a total of 20 stations, with nine of those stations being for mandatory loading and unloading, eight for optional loading and unloading, and another three identified as technical stations. The purpose of the cable car is to improve the travel for both tourists and devotees up to Muktinath Temple, which sits at an altitude of 3,700 meters.
  • Kartepe Cable Car in Turkey continues construction. The cable car is a 4,695-meter long monocable detachable gondola (MDG) system with a capacity of 500 people per hour. The 10-passenger cabins will take 14 minutes to travel to the upper station.  The system is within a 200 thousand square meter area that is being developed with picnic zones, caravan camping, a nature school, and other attractions. Amongst these will be a restaurant, which is currently about 40% complete.
  • Silver Star Mountain Resort doubles Summit Express gondola capacity in Canada. The resort will be adding 21 more 8-passenger cabins to the system to increase the capacity from 1,200 to 2,400 passengers per hour. Along with increases in the gondola capacity, Silver Star will also install new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) gates which will scan tickets without the rider needing to take the ticket out of their pocket.
Images credits to Ironicfreak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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