20
Jan

2012

Weekly Roundup

Post by Gondola Project

Stunning architecture displayed in new CPT proposal in Plose, Italy. Notice the integration of multiple transit modes into one station. Image by Alto Adige.

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • New 3S gondola project (in Italian) is being proposed in Plose, Italy. It’s expected to connect the city center and a railway station to serve both tourists and skiers. Seems that little information is available in English, any additional details would be great. Thanks goes to Giorgio for the link! 
  • Did you know that Switzerland’s oldest operating gondola (in French) ride dates back to 1906? It’s in Heimwehfluh Interlaken and is still operating without any reconstruction!
  • News reports state that the Emirates Air Line (aka Thames Gateway Cable Car) in London is scheduled to open on May 1, just in time for the Olympics.
  • Stephen Rees provides an insightful analysis and commentary on the recent Burnaby Gondola business case


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Want more? Purchase Cable Car Confidential: The Essential Guide to Cable Cars, Urban Gondolas & Cable Propelled Transit and start learning about the world's fastest growing transportation technologies.

Comments

  1. Heimwehflue is so fun! You can ride the funicular up and then ride the slide ride down.
  2. The cable car in London will have a capacity to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction in the peak, equivalent to 30 buses per hour. Isn´t it a great number? And the fact I love the most about it is that it will not cost the taxpayers anything because Emirates airline is sponsoring the whole project. Trying to find such a sponsor here in Canada could be a way to go...