Jun 21, 2013
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: In Algeria, the Transport Minister announced that 20 cable car projects will soon be realized throughout the country — 10 of which have already have tenders submitted. He added that Algeria will create...

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Apr 10, 2013
Aerotram / Toulouse, Installations

Aerotram (Urban Gondola) in Toulouse, France Selects Architects – Expects to be ready by 2016/2017

Exciting news for CPT came out of Toulouse, France last week. Wilkinson Eyre — the team who designed the Emirates Air Line in London — has been chosen as the architects for the city’s urban gondola or “Aerotram” project. It appears that the proposal has been under investigation since 2009, and the existing alignment calls for a 2.6km...

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Jul 19, 2012

Constantine Telepherique Celebrates 12 Million Passengers, Announces 2 More Lines

The Constantine Telepherique in Constantine, Algeria officially held celebrations for its 12 million passengers (in French) last week. Since it opened in June 2008, the system averaged approximately 3 million riders per year. Not too shabby for a 1.5km cable system in a city with only half a million residents. If the statistics hold true, the...

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Jun 11, 2012
Brest Téléphérique / Gondola, Funitel, Pulsed

New Urban Gondola in Brest, France by 2015 (The Brest Téléphérique)

The small Breton city of Brest, France will enter the small club of cities around the world with an urban gondola system to call their own. Back in December of 2011, the topographically-challenged city of 140,000 inhabitants approved plans to proceed with a short gondola system spanning the city’s harbour and Penfeld River. The system...

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Nov 22, 2011
Laval, Quebec, Uncategorized

A Tramway Aérien, Urban Gondola, Cable Car, or Téléphérique in Laval, Quebec?

We’re currently monitoring developments in Quebec and an announcement by the Société de transport de Laval (STL), the transportation planning agency for the Montreal suburb of Laval. According to an STL press release the agency will provide details regarding a feasibility study for what they’re calling “Un Tramway Aérien” as part of that city’s transportation network. In...

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