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Simply speaking, Cable-Propelled (CPT) is a transit technology that moves people in motor-less, engine-less vehicles that are propelled by a steel cable. They are sometimes also referred to as gondolas, urban gondolas, cable cars, aerial trams and aerial rapid transit systems.

Top-Supported Cable Car Systems

  • MDG — Monocable

  • BDG — Bicable

  • TDG / 3S — Tricable

  • ATW — Aerial Tram

  • FTL — Funitel

  • FUN — Funifor

  • PUL — Pulsed

MDG — Monocable

Monocable Detachable Gondolas (MDG) utilize a single cable (or “rope”) for both propulsion and support. They are the most commonly used fully-enclosed cable car system on the planet today. This is the technology that was employed by Metro de Medellin in 2004 and started the entire global trend of using urban gondolas as fully-integrated parts of urban transit systems.

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Basic Cable-Propelled Facts You Need To Know

  • Cabins

  • Support

  • Propulsion

  • Grips

  • Towers

  • Cable

  • Cornering

  • Brief History


Often referred to as gondolas, cabins, cars or carriers; the cabin is the physical vehicle that passengers ride in (or on!) while travelling on a Cable-Propelled Transit system. Cabins come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending upon the system and cable car manufacturer.

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