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Mar 09, 2018
Medellin MetroCable, Metrocable Line P

Medellin Breaks Ground on 6th Urban Gondola

Since Medellin sparked the modern renaissance of Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) systems fourteen years ago with the opening of Line K, the City’s urban cable car network has been growing at a steady and measured pace. In the northwestern district of the City this week, Medellin broke ground on the USD$99 million (COP 298 million)...

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Nov 28, 2017
Medellin MetroCable, Metrocable Line H, Metrocable Line M, Metrocable Line P

Medellin Continues Urban Gondola Expansion

In transit planning and city-building circles, Medellin is often regarded as the birthplace of modern Cable Propelled Transit (CPT). Last week, the Colombian metropolis announced that the City will open its sixth urban cable car, Line P, by Q3 of 2019. For those unfamiliar with Medellin, the City’s journey to international superstardom began with the...

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Dec 19, 2016
Installations, Medellin MetroCable, Metrocable Line H

Medellin Opens Fourth Urban Cable Car – Line H

Medellin’s newest Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) system, Metrocable Line H, officially started commercial operations on December 17. This 3 station urban gondola line has a length of 1,402 metres, 42 cabins, and a capacity of 1,800 pphpd. The cable car functions as a feeder line to the new Ayacucho Tram (2016) by extending the reach of rapid transit...

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Nov 18, 2016
Medellin MetroCable, Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Medellin Metrocable

#metrocable A photo posted by Edder (@edder282) on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:15pm PDT Metrocable de Medellín #metrocable #metrocablemedellin #medellin #medellín #jw #jwphotography #jwphotographer #fotografiajw #fotografosjw #sonyhx1 @fotografosjw #colombia A photo posted by Mauricio Cadena ( on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36pm PST #TBT #Medellin #MetroCable #🇨🇴 Go watch @maxisms Colombia video ⏯: A...

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Oct 05, 2015
Analysis, Caracas Metrocable, Caracas Mount Avila, Gondola, History, Medellin MetroCable, Urban Planning & Design

Medellin/Caracas, Part 1

HISTORY Modern Cable Propelled Transit started in Caracas, Venezuela with the Mount Avila Gondola. This system was originally built in the middle of the last century to carry people from Caracas to the top of Mount Avila where the luxurious Hotel Humboldt had been built. Political and economic strife caused the government to leave for...

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Dec 17, 2012
Dursey Island Cable Car, Just For Fun, Medellin MetroCable

How to Deliver A Rolls Royce 2500m up a mountain

Throughout the years, we seen cable systems transport a lot of things — from cattle, to trucks, to noisy passengers. And today, we can officially add to this very special list a Rolls Royce Phantom. And in case you’re wondering how they did it, you can view a video of the whole shebang by clicking on this link. Enjoy!

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Oct 11, 2012
Medellin MetroCable, Research Issues

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellín, Colombia

The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a report, Reducing violence by transforming neighborhoods: a natural experiment in Medellín, Colombia, which examines the effects of “neighbourhood level interventions”. In this research paper, the “intervention” studied was the implementation of the Metrocable Line K in 2004. The paper looks at 25 neighbourhoods that were serviced by the...

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Sep 14, 2012
La Paz Urban Gondolas, Medellin MetroCable, Our Lady of the Rockies Gondola

Weekly Roundup: Bolivia To (Officially) Build Largest Urban Cable Car Network

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Bolivian President Evo Morales officially signs paperwork to build the world’s largest cable transit network. To be completed by 2014, the network of 3 lines will span 10.7 km and have...

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Aug 30, 2011
Light Rail & Streetcars, Medellin MetroCable

Medellin to Build Two Urban Gondolas – Integrated Into A Light Rail Line!

Metro de Medellin is in no rush to slow down. The transit agency of this Colombian metropolis has been expanding their public transportation system at breakneck speeds for the past 15 years and things just continue apace. The agency recently released plans for their Corredores Verdes (Green Corridor) Light Rail/Tram plan. Their approach is a...

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Mar 03, 2011
Medellin MetroCable

Panorama – Medellin Metrocable, Linea J

Metrocable de Medellin, Estación San Javier in Medellin Thanks to Nick for sending along this link! The original, by Hermán David Muñoz can be viewed here.

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