24
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: Previously Reported Systems are Up and Running

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The Brahmaputra Ropeway in India has been up and running for a full year now. This photo was taken in January of 2021.
Photo credit: Hitesh Talukdar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain is planning on a new gondola. The resort is making major renovations, including investing $35 million for a gondola, in preparation for the resort’s 100th anniversary. The gondola will run east of the existing tram line with a capacity of 1,000 guests per hour and total trip time of 5.5 minutes.


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17
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: What’s Old is New

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The Chiatura ropeway in Georgia as seen in 2015. Built in the 1950s, it was renovated and reopened this week.
Photo credit: Kabelleger, David Gubler, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Renovations of a Soviet-era ropeway in Georgia have been completed. The system is in the manganese mining town of Chiatura. The original system started operating in the 50s and closed in 2016 due to safety concerns. In the first two weeks of reopening the system, there have been 20,000 visitors. The renovations cost 55 million GEL ($17.7 million USD).


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03
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: Gondolas Encourage Participation

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The Palm Springs, California, aerial tramway will close for about a month after Labor day weekend for routine maintenance.
Photo credit: Glenda and Ken via Flickr, license


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27
Aug

2021

Weekly Roundup: Scheduled Maintenance

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Taipei Zoo Station, a part of the metro Taipei gondola system.
Photo Credit: 玄史生, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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20
Aug

2021

Weekly Roundup: The Power of Dreams

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A marker on the spot of the former Portola Valley tramway. The tramway’s creator’s great-great-grandson is looking to build another in Half Moon Bay.


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17
Aug

2021

Cablebús 2 Gondola Lift in Mexico City Officially Opens

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Image credit: Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The official opening of Cablebús 2, the longest ropeway line in Latin America, took place on August 8. The ropeway system is located in the district of Iztapalapa, in the southeast of the Mexico City metropolitan region, and offers residents a better and, above all, safer and faster connection to the metro stations.

Equipped with more than 300 10-passenger cabins, the new “Cablebús 2” ropeway system by LEITNER will carry up to 100,000 people per day over 10.,6 km and 7 stations, contributing to a higher quality of life.

On the day of the inauguration, the ropeway was in operation from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m. and transported 45,000 people. The two terminal stations of the ropeways are connected to the subway line 8 at “Constitución de 1917” station and to subway line A at “Santa Martha” station. This way, the passengers can reach the subway network quickly.

“With this construction, the longest ropeway line in Latin America, we have not only made an important and strategic investment in public transport, but also implemented a project that reduces social inequality,” Claudia Sheinbaum, the Mayor of Mexico City, emphasized at the inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by Martin Leitner, member of the LEITNER Management Board.

The new gondola lift provides residents of the area, which has a population of 1.8 million, with a much better connection to workplaces, schools and leisure facilities. It is an important contribution to economic, sustainable and social development of Iztapalapa.

Along the route of the ropeway, more than 70,000 people are employed in stores, businesses, etc., and can now get to work more quickly. Furthermore, 4,200 new jobs are planned in Iztapalapa, which will be easier to reach thanks to the new means of transport. The travel time for this route is reduced significantly from 1 hour 15 minutes to 36 minutes.

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LEITNER will operate the gondola lift for one year together with its Mexican partner Alfa Proveedores Contratistas.

On behalf of the city government and the district, 40 artists have created around 100 murals on roofs and facades along the ropeway route. This has resulted in impressive works of art on the themes of migration, the role of women and craftsmanship, which can be admired from the gondola lift.

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13
Aug

2021

Weekly Roundup: Big Plans

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Chilliwack, Canada, is the first ever recipient of financing from both Doppelmayr and POMA for their gondola project.
  • Construction for the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Gondola has broken ground. Construction crews are laying the groundwork, and underground work, for the region’s first ever base-to-base gondola. As helicopters fly in tons of concrete for the foundations, the power line, internet lines, snowmaking pipes are being rerouted. The project was in the making for many years as negotiations with a private landowner took place, as well as a lengthy environmental review process. The gondola will connect both resort bases replacing the seven-mile drive.


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