Post by Steven Dale
So apparently last week the port wine-producing city of Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal is the latest city in the world to open an urban gondola transit system. Similar to the Complexo do Alemao Teleférico in Rio de Janeiro, this one opened without a peep from the English-speaking world.
As such, we know virtually nothing about it.
- Very short – only 562 meters in length.
- Clearly a basic MDG system (see videos below)
- Based upon cabin design, more than likely a Doppelmayr-built system (see videos below).
- 2 stations.
- Estimated capital costs of €10 M. This seems like an absurdly high number for an MDG that’s so short. At the same time, most of the cost is in terminals, so one could reasonably assume that the system would cost ~ €10M whether it was 250 meters, 500 meters or 1,500 meters long.
Any info anyone can find about this would be appreciated.
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