27
Nov

2009

Medellin MetroCable

Post by Steven Dale

The MetroCable in Medellin, Columbia is a fascinating example of Cable-Propelled Transit. It is one of the most important CPT installations in the world, particularly because it is fully integrated into the transit system. I use the term full integration to describe cable systems that allow for seamless movement between different modes of public transit without need of additional fares (a quality sorely lacking in the Portland Aerial Tram and Roosevelt Island Tram).

The MetroCable has been so successful, it has spawned a second line and plans are underway for a third.  This youtube video should get you up to speed on it:

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