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Sep 07, 2012
Grand Canyon Escalade, London Cable Car, Uncategorized, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Grand Canyon Escalade (Gondola) Goes to Feasibility

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Here’s one that’s sure to be controversial and bogged down in legal challenges for eternity: The Navajo Nation and Phoenix-based developers have agreed to launch a feasibility study into developing a...

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Aug 08, 2012
London Cable Car, Thought Experiments

London Cable Car Averages “Just” 20,000 Trips Per Day

The London Thames Cable Car (or “Emirates Air Line” if you so prefer) is quickly becoming not only one of the most expensive cable cars ever built – but also one of the most talked-about. It seems that no day goes by without someone coming up with something to criticize the system about. Problem is,...

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Jul 31, 2012
Emirates Air Line, London Cable Car

The Emirates Air Line — a photo essay

Last week, friend/designer/planner Yen Trinh travelled to London and rode the city’s newest cable car — the Emirates Air Line. Yen is an Australian based urban planner and city enthusiast. On her blog, the City Love Blog, Yen shares interesting urban-themed discoveries from her world adventures. Today, Yen has compiled a short photo essay from...

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Jul 20, 2012
London Cable Car, Maokong Taipei, Oakland Airport Connector, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: New Metro Cable in India?

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: This is a system we’ve not yet heard about, but apparently, there are already eight firms bidding for the right to install a new “Metro Cable” system in Shillong, India. This...

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Jul 18, 2012
London Cable Car

London Cable Car to be Fully Integrated? Let’s Hope So.

So apparently a few people agree with us . . . As we stated a while back, the London Thames Cable Car (Emirates AirLine) is a fine enough addition to the London skyline, but serves little to no public transit purpose as the system isn’t fully fare integrated into the overall London transport network. This...

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Jul 04, 2012
Economics, London Cable Car, San Francisco Cable Cars, Uncategorized

What Can The San Francisco Cable Cars Teach London?

  If nothing else, the London Cable Car raises an interesting question: When should a transit line be fully fare-integrated into a transit network and when should it not. For those unfamiliar, an additional fare is required for people to ride the London Cable Car despite it, ostensibly, being a part of the overall Transport...

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Mar 07, 2012
Emirates Air Line, London Cable Car

Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) – PHOTOS (March 2012)

More photos uploaded by users on Flickr showing the construction progression of the Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) in London. For more pictures, a new thread on Skyscrapercity has been started to document its development.

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Feb 09, 2012
Design Considerations, Infrastructure, London Cable Car, Portland Aerial Tram, Roosevelt Island Tram

Where do you put the towers?

On this blog there’s a lot of talk about cable as a flexible and adaptable technology for urban transit. CPT can travel above roads and traffic, go through buildings, and cross rivers and gorges. But for all that to work there needs to be space for towers and stations, too. So what happens when a...

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Dec 21, 2011
London Cable Car

Emirates Air-Line Completes First Tower

The Londonist has a photo from Transport for London of the first completed tower for the forthcoming Emirates Air-Line. According to the Londonist, the tower is the shortest of the three but – even still – is over 60 meters high! Now it’s incredibly hard to make any comments on the aesthetics of something merely...

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Dec 05, 2011
London Cable Car

New Images of the Emirates Air Line

Skyscrapercity has a whole slew of new images from the London Cable Car / Emirates Air Line. Well worth taking a look here. (Sorry for the brief/late post today – it’s been a very busy day!)

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