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May 29, 2018
Proposals & Concepts, Yokohama Cable Car

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Urban Gondola Set to Return to Yokohama

Proposals for a 2020 Tokyo Olympics urban gondola was first broached in April 2014 but little information on its alignment and location was available at that time. This week however, Japan Times announced that a 600m cable transport line is now being planned in Yokohama which connects JR Sakuragicho Station to the Minato Mirai 21 district....

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Dec 05, 2017
Bellepierre La Montagne Cable Car, Chaudron Moufia Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts, Urban Cable Cars of CINOR

French Island of Reunion Prepares to Build 5-Station Urban Gondola

The city of Saint-Denis, located on the small overseas French department of Reunion, is preparing to build the island’s first urban cable car. At first glance, given the remoteness of Saint-Denis, it’s perhaps one of the last places one would expect to find interest for Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) solutions. Upon closer inspection however, there...

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Dec 01, 2017
Megacable de Pereira, Proposals & Concepts

Megacable Pereira

Pereira is a mid-sized Colombian city located nearly equidistant from the country’s three largest urban centres — Bogota, Medellin and Cali. Referred to as “mini-Medellin” by some due to its similar topography and climate, it perhaps is not a surprise that the City has taken major steps towards realizing its own Cable Propelled Transit (CPT)...

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Jan 26, 2017
Gothenburg Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts, Uncategorized

Gothenburg Cable Car: Procurement Pre-Announcement

— The urban gondola proposal in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg (pop: 500,000), made an exciting announcement this week. The Traffic & Public Transport Authority will release a tender in April 2017 to choose a team that will help guide the project from now until system opening. The winning bidder will work with the contracting authority...

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Dec 15, 2016
Branson Gondola, Proposals & Concepts

Branson Gondola: City Approves MOU

The proposed $150-200 million Branson Gondola is one step closer towards realization. After a board meeting this week, the City’s aldermen voted 5-1 to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). At a proposed length of 8.5 mile (13.7km) spread across 10-12 stations, the gondola will transport passengers from Branson Landing (mall located in Downtown Branson)...

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Oct 06, 2016
Banff Aerial Transit, Proposals & Concepts

Urban Gondolas May Soon Be A Reality in Banff

Explore how Banff, Canada, a resort town in the Canadian Rockies, is planning to use Cable Propelled Transit to solve its urban transport challenges. Read more here.

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Sep 01, 2016
Doppelmayr, Engineering, Proposals & Concepts, Wälderbahn

The Wälderbahn ‘City Cable Car’ Could Be The Game-Changer The Ropeway Industry Needs

One of the fundamental problems cable cars have always dealt with in the urban context is the conflict between not traversing privately owned lands and the necessity to only travel in straight lines with turns navigated solely at mid-stations. This has always made line optimization in urban environments incredibly challenging. The Wälderbahn ‘City Cable Car’...

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May 19, 2016
Chicago Skyline, Proposals & Concepts

Chicago Skyline: An Intriguing Proposal

Two weeks ago, a proposal for an urban gondola system along the Chicago River made the rounds as these things tend to do. At first glance, it’s an ambitious and impressive proposal. Hugging the southern ridge of the Chicago river, the Skyline, as it’s been dubbed, would include three stations and around 2.5 km of length. Onboard...

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Apr 05, 2016
Bonn Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts

Bonn Explores Cable Car Across Rhine

Like many other Western municipalities (see urban gondola map), German cities may be on the cusp of a great urban gondola boom. News reports indicate that cable cars are now being discussed in municipalities such as Bonn, Wuppertal, Siegen, Trier, Frankfurt and Mannheim. In fact, Berlin will see its gondola built by LEITNER Ropeways open...

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Mar 29, 2016
Proposals & Concepts

Zurich Exploring Urban Cable Cars

As one of the countries with the highest per capita use of ropeways, one would expect gondola lines to be zipping commuters left, right and centre in Switzerland. However, that is strangely not the case as cable cars have remained mostly rural and recreational in nature. Nevertheless, things may soon change as recent reports indicate that Zurich...

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