Post by Julia
A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:
- The Santubong cable car project in Malaysia is back on again. Originally proposed in 2005, the project has received much opposition from the public but this past week the Tourism Minister announced new studies being done on the project. The cable car will run from Pasir Pandak family park to Santubong. Other details to be released soon.
- The Department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir are planning an upgrade to their gondola, a system which has bringing in millions in revenue for years.
- The London Cable Car (Emirates Air Line) hit the half million mark. Last Sunday, the 500,000th passenger was reported to have ridden the system. Now, as the Olympics comes to a close and summer tourism slows, Transport for London will be able to start to gauge true ridership numbers.
- News that the stalled Bukit Larut cable car project is still being considered has people up in arms (again). Many believe the project to be unnecessary and disturbing to an otherwise tranquil place.
- A gondola in Austria was struck by lightning, stranding 150 tourists temporarily. No one was on board when it was hit and everyone made it down safely.
- The Government of Cantabria in Spain has awarded AC Proyectos the contract for a new cable project — Mirador del Pas — that will connect the town of Pandillo with Alto de Dujos. The hope is that the system will bring tourists and jobs to the area. The team now has 12 months to draft the plan. The government wants the system operational in two years time.
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