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Weekly Roundup: Hong Kong’s Ngong Ping Cable Car Flies High and Looks to the Future

  Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approves environmental impact report (EIR) for gondola to Dodger Stadium. The approval of the EIR for La ART by the Metro Board of Directors allows the project to move on to be considered by other agencies such as the City Council, Caltrans, and California Parks. With the approval...

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Weekly Roundup: Sandia Peak Tramway Soon Reopening with Exciting New Updates

  Snowmass Ski Area’s expansion plan in Colorado includes several lifts and a gondola. The Village Express is planned to be upgraded to a 10-passenger gondola. The gondola may be a telemix which would have both gondola cabins and chairs to allow access during both the winter and summer seasons. The 10-year master plan also includes...

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Weekly Roundup: One-of-a-Kind Aerial Attraction Coming to LEGOLAND New York

  New gondola to be constructed at LEGOLAND New York Resort. The unique gondola, Minifigure Skyflyer, will provide an interactive transportation method between the park’s themed lands with 10-person pods set to open this summer. There will be 7 unique Party Pods, each with their own theme, with interactive features such as sing-alongs or teaching guests...

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Weekly Roundup: India’s First Urban Ropeway in the Works

Kashi Ropeway to be the first urban ropeway system in India. The new system will travel 3.85 kilometers from Varanasi Junction Railway station to Gadaulia and will have 5 stations total. When completed, the gondola will have 153 ten-passenger cabins, and commute time between the two points will decrease from 45 minutes down to 16 minutes....

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Weekly Roundup: Monumental 31 Millionth Visitor Rides Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) in South Africa receives its 31 millionth visitor. TMACC is an aerial tram that offers guests a five-minute ride from Cape Town to the top of Table Mountain. The system has been upgraded since it was built in 1929, with the wooden, tin-roofed cabins being swapped out for modernized cabins with rotating...

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Weekly Roundup: Sports-Centered People Mover Coming Soon to Inglewood, California

Half of the funding has been secured for new people mover in Inglewood, California. The automated train will serve as a connector between SoFi Stadium and the Intuit Dome, the Los Angeles Clippers’ new arena. $1 billion in funding has been secured from the federal government, which will cover half the needed cost. The automated train...

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Weekly Roundup: Wellington Cable Car Hosts Its One-Millionth Post-Pandemic Passenger

The new chairlift, Wild Spur Express, and other exciting upgrades are open for the season at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. The new lift is a high-speed 6-pack and has replaced a 4-pack, increasing the capacity to 2,800 people per hour. The system runs up to Vasquez Ridge and features a mid-station, which will give easier...

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Weekly Roundup: Improved Glacier Access to Come at the Mer de Glace

New gondola parts for the Eaglecrest Ski Area system to add extra cost in Juneau, Alaska. The original system was purchased from an Austrian ski resort for $2 million and shipped for $1 million. However, the system will need extra towers and parts in order to have a mid-station. It is estimated that these additional...

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CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA

The Christchurch Gondola is a point-of-interest system in Christchurch, New Zealand. The base station is located in Heathcote Valley, and the system travels up the side of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills. The monocable detachable gondola is considered one of the top tourist attractions in Christchurch, swiftly carrying passengers to the summit at 1,460...

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CONSTANTINE CABLE CAR (TÉLÉCABINE DE CONSTANTINE)

The mountainous terrain of Algeria poses a unique challenge for urban planners and developers. To solve this problem, several Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) systems have been built in Algerian cities throughout the country. These include ropeway systems in Algiers, Skikda, Tlemcen and Constantine. The installation of these gondola networks has been crucial to improving traffic flow and mitigating...

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TELEFÉRICO DO COMPLEXO DO ALEMÃO

Opened in the summer of 2011, the six station Teleferico do Alemáo in Rio de Janeiro runs through the Complexo do Alemão, connecting residents to the city’s rail network. The system was constructed as part of the Brazilian infrastructure development plan known as the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC, in Portuguese) In total the line measures...

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TELEFÉRICO DA PROVIDÊNCIA (PROVIDENCIA CABLE CAR)

Morro de Providência is a favela located just north of downtown Rio de Janeiro. This community is regarded as the city’s first favela (informal settlement) with beginnings that date back to 1897. Soldiers returning from the Canudos War decided to inhabit the area after the promise of homes by the government was left unfulfilled. As the community...

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BONDINHO APARECIDA (APARECIDA CABLE CAR)

Aparecida is a quaint city in Brazil located approximately halfway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The city is a center of religious tourism that sees 11 million tourists who flock to the city on an annual basis to experience the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida – the largest Marian shrine in...

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TELEFÉRICO METROPOLITANO (SANTIAGO CABLE CAR)

Parque Metropolitano – located in the Chilean capital of Santiago – is the fourth largest urban park in the world encompassing over 700 acres of land. Attractions, such as the Japanese botanical gardens and the National Zoo provide opportunities for leisurely fun and relaxation. Adding to the park’s appeal is the Teleférico Metropolitano, a cable car system providing...

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BAIYUN CABLE CAR (白云索道)

The Baiyun Cable Car (白云索道) is a 1.6km MDG system located in the bustling southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou. This recreational line connects to Baiyun (White Cloud) Mountain, a large park and popular sightseeing spot 15km north of the CBD. Construction on the system began in 1984 and it opened to the public in 1986. Their website says this...

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MÍO CABLE

With 2.3 million residents, Cali is the third most populous city in Colombia. Coincidentally, in September 2015 it became the third Colombian city to implement a Cable Propelled Transit line (after Medellin and Manizales). This 2.0km transit system, named MÍO Cable (English: My Cable), is fully integrated with the city’s public transportation network and directly...