Weekly Roundup: The London cables are up

Post by Julia

Emirates Cable Car with moving test cabin. Photo from Greenwich.co.uk

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • The towers are complete and the cable has been installed on the Emirates Cable Car in London. Next step is to begin rigorous testing on the system.
  • The province of Lao Cai has just approved a cable car between Sapa and Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest peak. The project has been met with opposition by those wishing to preserve the cultural significance of conquering the peak. Another concern is the effects on the landscape by opening the area up to the masses. One alternative solution could be to build a cable car only part way up the mountain.
  • A gondola has been proposed at Cheddar Gorge near Somerset, England in conjuncture with an educational centre/viewing platform and the redevelopment of Cox’s Mill Hotel. Community reactions are mixed.
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  1. Congratulations to the folks from Doppelmayr working on this system!!