#Weekly Roundup

Apr 12, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: From Roads to Heights – New Tourism Infrastructure Coming Soon to Wakan Territory

  Tender process for consulting services initiated for roadway and cable car in the Wakan territory of Oman. Submissions are due by May 9th, focusing on designs and documents for a gondola and roadway leading up to Wakan. The goal is to determine the basic infrastructure needs to unlock the area’s nature and heritage tourism...

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Apr 05, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: Plans for Deer Valley Resort, UT, to Become Part of Citywide Aerial Transit System

  Gondolas are considered as a transportation option to link various base areas at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.  The resort envisions gondolas connecting the three base areas: Snow Park, Silver Lake Village, and Deer Valley East Village. Discussions also included the possibility of using gondolas to connect Dear Valley to other places...

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Mar 29, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: FirstGroup to Operate the IFS Cloud Cable Car in London, England

  FirstGroup has been awarded a contract to operate the IFS London Cable Car, which runs from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. The contract was awarded by Transport for London (TfL) for a start in June 2024 and will initially span five years, with the ability to extend for an additional three years. FirstGroup...

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Mar 22, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: SCC’s SkyOrb Cabins Take to the Skies

  Sandia Peak Tram up and running again after months of repairs and upgrades. The aerial tram is one of the state’s largest tourist draws and runs passengers up the mountain. The upgrades include new control systems and the replacement of the old drive with a new AC motor. Other improvements include adding cameras to the system and...

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Mar 15, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: New Aerial Tram System Coming to Pipestem Resort, WV

  Haifa Cable Car in Israel holds practice rescue mission to emulate saving stranded passengers from cabins. The practice exercise was the largest in its field to occur in Israel and had police forces, explosives forces, MDA, rescue units of Haifa, Hadra fire and rescue, as well as a team from the national “Lahva” unit. The...

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Mar 08, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: Completion Date Set for World’s Longest Cable Car

  The historic cable car to Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, Germany, has temporarily closed. The 100+ year old, 1.2-kilometer funicular system has shut down for three weeks for pending maintenance. This includes replacing a number of the rollers (sheaves) throughout the system, upgrading the Valley station to include a new heating system, and replacing several...

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Mar 01, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: Hong Kong’s Ngong Ping Cable Car Flies High and Looks to the Future

  Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approves environmental impact report (EIR) for gondola to Dodger Stadium. The approval of the EIR for La ART by the Metro Board of Directors allows the project to move on to be considered by other agencies such as the City Council, Caltrans, and California Parks. With the approval...

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Feb 23, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: Sandia Peak Tramway Soon Reopening with Exciting New Updates

  Snowmass Ski Area’s expansion plan in Colorado includes several lifts and a gondola. The Village Express is planned to be upgraded to a 10-passenger gondola. The gondola may be a telemix which would have both gondola cabins and chairs to allow access during both the winter and summer seasons. The 10-year master plan also includes...

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Feb 16, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: One-of-a-Kind Aerial Attraction Coming to LEGOLAND New York

  New gondola to be constructed at LEGOLAND New York Resort. The unique gondola, Minifigure Skyflyer, will provide an interactive transportation method between the park’s themed lands with 10-person pods set to open this summer. There will be 7 unique Party Pods, each with their own theme, with interactive features such as sing-alongs or teaching guests...

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Jan 26, 2024
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Weekly Roundup: India’s First Urban Ropeway in the Works

Kashi Ropeway to be the first urban ropeway system in India. The new system will travel 3.85 kilometers from Varanasi Junction Railway station to Gadaulia and will have 5 stations total. When completed, the gondola will have 153 ten-passenger cabins, and commute time between the two points will decrease from 45 minutes down to 16 minutes....

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