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Sep 07, 2017
Awana Skyway, Installations, System Dossier

System Dossier: Awana Skyway

A post shared by Stan Castillo (@stancastillo) on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:46pm PDT — Genting Highlands, also known as Resorts World Genting, is a Malaysian resort complex situated at the top of Gunung Ulu Kali (1,800 meters above sea level). This “City of Entertainment” is located about an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital...

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Aug 31, 2017
Installations, Schwyz Stoos Funicular

Schwyz Stoos Funicular Set to Open in December

In less than four months, one of the world’s steepest funiculars is scheduled to open for passenger service. The system, known as the Schwyz-Stoos Funicular (German: Standseilbahn Schwyz–Stoos), is located in Switzerland and will operate at a maximum gradient of 110%/47.7° during its journey between Schwyz and the ski resort / tourist village of Stoos....

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Aug 17, 2017
Installations, Polinka

System Dossier: Polinka

Wrocław, pronounced ‘Vrots-waff’, is the capital of Lower Silesia, located in the southwest corner of Poland. Wrocław’s unique location has resulted in a fascinating history where the city was caught up in several conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars, when the city became the center of German liberation; and World War II, when the city,...

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Jul 12, 2017
Installations, Teleférico Bicentenario

Santiago Releases Urban Cable Car Tender

Latin American cities continue to be at the forefront of building Cable Propelled Transit (CPT). Just this week, Chilean Public Works Minister Alberto Undurraga released tender details for a 3.2km urban gondola in the Chilean capital of Santiago. The system, known as the Teleférico Bicentenario, will improve transportation connectivity between two business hubs located in the communes of...

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May 05, 2017
Design Considerations, Engineering, Installations, Poços de Caldas Teleférico

Special Gondola Design: Cantilevered Towers

Thanks to our readers and the internet, documenting unique designs for Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) systems are now easier than ever before. Notable examples that immediately come to mind include the Finnish Sauna Gondola, the Singaporean Skyscraper Station and the Chinese Arching Roadway Tower. Unfortunately, it seems that lax record keeping in the industry has meant that many unique ropeway designs created...

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May 02, 2017
IGA Berlin 2017 Cable Car, Installations, LEITNER

Urban Ropeway in Berlin Opens for IGA 2017

After much anticipation, the urban gondola for Berlin’s 2017 International Garden Show (IGA 2017) has finally opened for passenger service on April 13, 2017. As the investor, builder and operator of the IGA 2017 gondola, LEITNER Ropeways played a pivotal role in helping implement Berlin’s first cable car in 60 years.  With over 5,000 events...

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Mar 14, 2017
Georgia, Installations, Tbilisi State University Ropeway

Tbilisi/Georgian Ropeways, Part 1.2 – Tbilisi State University Ropeway

  As part of our research into the state of urban cable cars in Tbilisi, we’re starting to learn more and more about the 10+ ropeways in the Georgian capital. One fascinating development we’ve received information about is the reconstruction of the Tbilisi State University (TSU) – Bagebi Ropeway. This 334m Soviet-era system was built in 1983 to...

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Mar 11, 2017
Chongqing Yangtze River Cableway, Installations

Soaring Across the Yangtze River

Bridges and subways now cross the Yangtze River but nothing quite matches the joy and excitement of soaring across the delta on an urban ropeway. Youtuber Luke Starkenburg takes us on a journey to learn more about the majestic Chongqing Yangtze River Cableway (Chinese: 长江索道) in what is probably one of the best videos on China’s...

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Mar 02, 2017
Installations, Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway, System Dossier

System Dossier: Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway

  The maritime city of Kobe is highly regarded as one of Japan’s most attractive cosmopolitan cities. For many centuries, Kobe has acted as an important port for the Kansai region and was one of Japan’s first ports to open for trade with the West. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, but the...

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Feb 11, 2017
Case Studies, Georgia, Infrastructure, Installations

Tbilisi / Georgian Ropeways, Part 1.1

Update February 10, 2017: As we’ve alluded to in our original post, filtering and interpreting Soviet-era information with a high degree of precision is proving to be a little more challenging than we first expected.  To compound these difficulties, we’ve learned this week that much of the history for Georgian/Tbilisi ropeways may have been lost forever. During the tumultuous...

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