Sep 12, 2012
Cable Transit Industry, Emirates Air Line, Engineering, Innovations

How the London Emirates Air Line Cable Car Powers its Cabins

The issue of energy has come up a lot when we talk about urban cable systems — and for a good reason. If cable is going to succeed as the modern, comfortable, city transit technology it claims to be, then such amenities as heating, air conditioning, video screens, wifi, and two-way communication systems are going...

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May 05, 2011
Advocacy Issues

The 5 Most Common (and Cynical) Arguments People Use Against Urban Gondola Transit

ANY CHARACTER HERE One thing I love about cable is the questions and discussions it creates. Generally speaking, people are curious creatures and when confronted with the strange, bizarre and not-so-everyday, they want to know more. They ask questions, ponder and – for better or for worse – they come to their own conclusions. Those...

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Sep 23, 2010

Hot & Cold

A common question: Can gondolas be heated and/or air conditioned? It’s a logical question. As gondolas find more usage in the urban environment, heating and air conditioning is going to become more and more standard. Current urban applications haven’t required cooling and heating systems for the simple reason that most people aren’t in the vehicles...

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