Filter By
Feb 09, 2019
Cablebús, Installations

Mexico City Wants to Build 34km (21mi) of Urban Gondolas

This week Mexico City’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, released details of a massive urban gondola project which is comprised of four lines and 34 kilometres (21 miles). Yes, that’s 34km of ropeways! Officials estimate that this network, known as the Cablebús, could transport a staggering 117 million passenger trips per year when it is complete. If...

Read More

Jan 09, 2019
Bab El Oued - Z'ghara Cable Car, Installations

Algerian Capital Inaugurates 6th Urban Ropeway

It didn’t take long before the first urban gondola of 2019 was inaugurated. On January 2nd, the Algerian neighbourhoods of Bab El Oued, Celeste Village and Z’ghara in Algiers became the recipient of a new 2km, 3-station aerial ropeway. Built with a maximum line speed of 5.5m/s, and sixty-six 10-person cabins, the system can transport up...

Read More

Aug 24, 2018
Economics, Installations, Just For Fun, Timang Beach Gondola

Timang Beach Gondola — World’s Most Exciting and Expensive 30-Second Ropeway Ride?

As early as 250BC, ropeways have been used to transport people and goods across difficult terrain. Even today, as many parts of the world are rapidly modernizing, some places are still reliant on simple cable systems. In the Yogyakarta region of Indonesia, locals have strung together a rather precarious-looking cable car over the treacherous waters...

Read More

Aug 10, 2018
Installations, VDNKh Ropeway

Portal Towers Seen in Moscow

With the growth of urban gondolas in the cities, architects have naturally begun to experiment with more unique ropeway designs. One particular element of a cable car which has received significant attention is the design of towers. For instance, decision-makers in cities such as Portland and London have built one-of-a-kind towers to add a touch...

Read More

Jun 29, 2018
Disney Skyliner, Installations, Public Transit

Are Disney’s Skyliner Gondolas Public Transit?

Construction works for the upcoming Disney Skyliner cable cars has reached an exciting milestone this week as the first wave of cabins were spotted on the back of a truck at the world’s most visited entertainment complex. For those who have not followed this project, the Skyliners are a network of three gondola lines that were first announced...

Read More

Jun 14, 2018
Installations, Sparrow Hills - Luzhniki Stadium Cable Car

Moscow’s Sparrow Hills / Luzhniki Stadium Cable Car to Open Soon

With the start of the 2018 World Cup today, it seems appropriate to take a sneak peek at an upcoming urban cable car which will soon connect passengers between one of the game’s central venues to one of Moscow’s most popular destinations. The gondola system, known as the Sparrow Hills Cable Car (Russian: Канатная дорога...

Read More

Apr 06, 2018
Design Considerations, Engineering, Infrastructure, Innovations, Installations, Staubern Ropeway

Green Gondolas: Energy Neutral, Solar Powered Aerial Ropeway

As gondolas experience tremendous growth in the urban and recreational transport market, many decision-makers are now beginning to realize that ropeways are amongst the world’s most sustainable forms of transport. For instance, not only are gondolas able to create direct environmental benefits by producing less carbon emissions per passenger kilometre than trams and buses (under...

Read More

Mar 16, 2018
Installations, Transbay Transit Center Aerial Tram

Opening Soon: Transbay Transit Center Aerial Tram

The San Francisco Transbay development is one of the largest civic and transport projects in the history of the Bay City. Spread over several city blocks and costing $2.3 billion, the redevelopment scheme is anchored by the iconic 61-storey (326m) Salesforce Tower and the 457m long Transbay Transit Center (also known as the Salesforce Transit...

Read More

Feb 03, 2018
Infrastructure, Installations, Research Issues, Trieste–Opicina tramway

Hybrid Transport — Trieste Opicina Tramway Funicular

Before the widespread adoption of automobiles, cities around the world had little choice but to develop creative ways to move people around. Near the turn of the twentieth century, when urban areas began to industrialize and innovations flourished, streetcar systems began to grow and expand. However, one of the main challenges faced by rail vehicles...

Read More

Dec 20, 2017
Eibsee Cable Car, Installations

Zugspitze-Eibsee Cable Car — One Ropeway, Three World Records

Rising to a height of nearly 3,000m above sea level, Zugspitze is Germany’s tallest peak and one of the country’s top visitor destinations. The summit is part of the Wetterstein Mountains and is located at the very south of Germany (90 minutes drive/100km from Munich), near the Bavarian (German) – Tyrolean (Austrian) border. After six years...

Read More