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Feb 02, 2019
Oakland Athletics Gondola, Proposals & Concepts

Oakland Athletics Proposes 3S Gondola to New Ballpark

The Oakland Athletics, a Major League Baseball team, has released its ambitious plans to build a $123 million urban gondola connecting its waterfront stadium to downtown Oakland.  The three-minute cable car ride has been designed to ease the first / last mile problem for ballpark visitors arriving by public transport on BART trains. At it...

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Nov 02, 2018
Lake Zurich Gondola, Proposals & Concepts

Lake Zurich Gondola Releases Final Designs, Hopes to Open by 2020

After over a year of planning and deliberation, the final designs for the Lake Zurich Gondola (ZüriBahn) has been released by the Zurich Cantonal Bank (ZKB). The 1.3km urban gondola, envisioned as the keystone of the bank’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2020, will be built with state-of-the-art 3S technology with eighteen 24-person cabins. Due to...

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Sep 22, 2018
Design Considerations, Proposals & Concepts

Famous Architect Doesn’t Know About World Heritage Cable Cars

Israeli-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie, apparently hates cable cars — especially the one that’s currently being planned for the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. Since its inception a few years back, the controversial project has faced several hurdles, including the withdrawal of a French construction company due to political sensitivities. Some commentators have...

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Aug 31, 2018
Information Request, Proposals & Concepts

Mexican Officials Wants to Start Construction on a Massive 8.4km Gondola

After the success of Mexico’s first urban gondola, the Mexicable, the country’s capital city is preparing to embark on another large cable car project. The concept of an urban gondola has been floating around for the last few years in Naucalpan, a municipality located northwest of Mexico City, but reports now suggest that the US$105...

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Aug 17, 2018
Krasnodar Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts

32km of Urban Gondolas Proposed in Southern Russia

Chances are you’ve never heard of Krasnodar — a city of 900,000 people that’s located some 1,300km from Moscow and 300km from Sochi. In recent times, this so-called unofficial capital of the Russian south has been experiencing significant population growth. Between 2007-2017, the city added about 200,000 residents. Today, it is the 16th most populous city...

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Jul 25, 2018
Melbourne Skyloop Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts

Media Sensationalism and Gondolas – The Case of Melbourne’s Skyloop Cable Car

In recent gondola news, reports coming from Down Under suggested that a local architect had proposed a US$525 million (AUD$700 million) cable car project for Melbourne’s downtown. This astronomical number naturally grabbed our attention since half billion dollar transport projects are often associated with major underground subway lines and bridges rather than lightweight ropeway systems. After...

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Jul 06, 2018
Hanoi Red River Gondola, Proposals & Concepts

Hanoi’s Red River Gondola Proposal

The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi has received a proposal to build an urban gondola across the Red River. Based on articles found online (Vietnam Biz, VTN and Moi Truong), the ropeway system is apparently 5km (3mi) in length and is designed to transport 3,500-4,500 persons per hour per direction onboard a fleet of 25/30-passenger cabins....

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Jun 21, 2018
IJbaan (Amsterdam Cable Car), Proposals & Concepts

Amsterdam is Getting Serious About An Urban Gondola

After three years of research, community outreach, and concept development, designs for a 1.5km urban gondola in Amsterdam were released last week. The cable car project has been spearheaded by locals Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels, who appears to have support from the City of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam (Dutch: Haven van Amsterdam) and the Amsterdam Transport...

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Jun 08, 2018
Proposals & Concepts, Teleferico de Santo Domingo Oeste

Eleven Kilometers of 3S Gondola Announced in Santo Domingo

The capital of the Dominican Republic has revealed their plans to construct the city’s second urban gondola — the Santo Domingo West Cable Car (Spanish: Teleférico de Santo Domingo Oeste). Unlike the city’s first Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) line — the Santo Domingo Cable Car (Spanish: Teleférico de Santo Domingo) — this new ropeway proposal...

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Jun 06, 2018
Moscow 3S Gondola, Proposals & Concepts

3S Gondola Being Planned to Connect Moscow Metro

At a recent economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the deputy mayor of Moscow announced that the government is in the midst of planning an urban gondola 15km northwest of the city center. Project proponents are envisioning a 2.3km tricable detachable gondola (TDG/3S) which connects Skhodnenskaya Metro station (Line 7) to Rechnoy Vokzal Metro station...

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