Sep 28, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: A Lego Cable Car?

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: As part of a plan to rebuild Venezuela’s tourism sector, construction work is under way to reconstruct the Mérida Cable Car – once the longest and highest Aerial Tram in the...

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Jul 17, 2012
Economics, Safety

What Can We Learn From The Pakistan Cable Car Accident?

As we’ve demonstrated before, cable cars, ropeways and gondolas are amongst the safest transit technologies in the world. But that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. A few days ago in Pakistan a cable car system snapped, sending 8 passengers plunging into the swollen Indus river below. No survivors were reported. A similar incident occurred last...

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