#London Cable Car

Jan 07, 2015
Emirates Air Line, Marketing Issues, Thoughts

Emirates Air Line: Success or Failure? It Depends

Over the holiday season, the British media picked up on the story that, apparently, the number of commuters on the Emirates Air Line has literally dropped to zero. Numerous publications (such as here, here, and here) argued this was evidence of the folly of the project and proof of how much of a white elephant...

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Sep 07, 2012
Grand Canyon Escalade, London Cable Car, Uncategorized, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Grand Canyon Escalade (Gondola) Goes to Feasibility

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Here’s one that’s sure to be controversial and bogged down in legal challenges for eternity: The Navajo Nation and Phoenix-based developers have agreed to launch a feasibility study into developing a...

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Aug 08, 2012
London Cable Car, Thought Experiments

London Cable Car Averages “Just” 20,000 Trips Per Day

The London Thames Cable Car (or “Emirates Air Line” if you so prefer) is quickly becoming not only one of the most expensive cable cars ever built – but also one of the most talked-about. It seems that no day goes by without someone coming up with something to criticize the system about. Problem is,...

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Jul 18, 2012
London Cable Car

London Cable Car to be Fully Integrated? Let’s Hope So.

So apparently a few people agree with us . . . As we stated a while back, the London Thames Cable Car (Emirates AirLine) is a fine enough addition to the London skyline, but serves little to no public transit purpose as the system isn’t fully fare integrated into the overall London transport network. This...

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Jul 04, 2012
Economics, London Cable Car, San Francisco Cable Cars, Uncategorized

What Can The San Francisco Cable Cars Teach London?

  If nothing else, the London Cable Car raises an interesting question: When should a transit line be fully fare-integrated into a transit network and when should it not. For those unfamiliar, an additional fare is required for people to ride the London Cable Car despite it, ostensibly, being a part of the overall Transport...

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May 11, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit: Sea to Sky Gondola proposal in Squamish, B.C. is one step closer towards realization. The provincial government has introduced a bill that will allow towers to be built in parklands. 853blog takes a closer...

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Apr 18, 2012
Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line (London Cable Car) – CONSTRUCTION photos

We just created a new gallery on our Flickr Account – CUP Projects – which displays the ongoing construction progress of the Emirates Air Line (as of April 5-6, 2012). To access the gallery, click here or the picture above. A big thanks goes to Bob for informing us and allowing us to share these...

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Mar 07, 2012
Emirates Air Line, London Cable Car

Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) – PHOTOS (March 2012)

More photos uploaded by users on Flickr showing the construction progression of the Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) in London. For more pictures, a new thread on Skyscrapercity has been started to document its development.

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Feb 17, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Gondola Cooking

Top Chef: Fine Cuisine on a Gondola Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit. Contestants on the popular tv show Top Chef find themselves cooking in the Whister’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola for their final challenge. Chefs cooking safely in...

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Feb 09, 2012
Design Considerations, Infrastructure, London Cable Car, Portland Aerial Tram, Roosevelt Island Tram

Where do you put the towers?

On this blog there’s a lot of talk about cable as a flexible and adaptable technology for urban transit. CPT can travel above roads and traffic, go through buildings, and cross rivers and gorges. But for all that to work there needs to be space for towers and stations, too. So what happens when a...

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