#Aerial Tram

Jun 09, 2015
Proposals & Concepts, Staten Island Aerial Tramway

Technology For Staten Island Tram Doesn’t Exist

Last week we discussed why the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s idea for an Aerial Tram connecting the island borough to the southern tip of Manhattan was, like, a really, really terrible idea. Five days ago, meanwhile, major manufacturers Leitner-Poma and Doppelmayr admitted that such technology doesn’t even exist yet to make the system viable....

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Oct 17, 2012
Case Studies, Installations

The Hauser Kaibling Aerial Tram — (Tauern Seilbahn)

This is a guest post by Ross Edgar. The Hauser Kaibling Aerial Tram is located just south east of Schladming in central Austria. The aerial tram takes passengers from the valley station at 810m to the summit station at 1836m. It was built in 1960. Although the cable system runs an impressive 3km up the...

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Mar 22, 2012
Design Considerations

Gondola Stations As Art?

I saw this a few days ago and it got me thinking. . . The above picture is of the 25 year old Bonistock Aerial Tram. Nothing impressive, nothing interesting. Or is there? I don’t know about you, but when I look at this system I see something almost sculptural and artistic. It almost reminds...

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Feb 15, 2012
1934 Chicago World's Fair, Aerial Trams, Chicago Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts

Sky Ride – 1933 Chicago’s World Fair

A week ago Julia provided us with a very sound analysis of using CPT technology in Chicago. Little did we know (or maybe we did), but suspended cable car technology already has a fairly colourful history in the Windy City. The Sky Ride was built in 1933 for the Chicago’s World Fair and was heralded as the...

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Jan 27, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

It’s been a busy week here at the Gondola Project. So let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit. Congratulations to Medellin, Colombia (and San Francisco) for being this year’s winner of the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Awards – hosted by...

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Jul 18, 2011
Just For Fun

Buy Your Own Aerial Tram!

It’s cheap. It’s German. It’s only €50,000. And it’s on eBay.  

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Aug 25, 2010
Chongquing Cable Car

Info Needed: Chongqing Cable Car

Somehow this one seems to have slipped under our collective radar: Nick sends us a link to an urban cable transit system in Chongqing, China. Seems like an old Aerial Tram system with scant details. Since The Gondola Project readers have been so good at drumming up information on little known systems, maybe you all would...

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Aug 05, 2010
Dursey Island Cable Car, Installations, Oddities

The ‘Tin Can’ to Dursey Island

While I’d hardly suggest using the Dursey Island Cable Car as any sort of promotional material for cable transit, it’s certainly unique for reasons beyond the fact that the primary users of the system are sheep: (video starts in German but quickly switches to English) Seilbahn von Dursey Island Watch closely and you’ll see something...

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