14
Sep

2012

Weekly Roundup: Bolivia To (Officially) Build Largest Urban Cable Car Network

Post by Steven Dale

Conceptual Drawing of the La Paz Cable Car network. Image via Doppelmayr.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:

  • Bolivian President Evo Morales officially signs paperwork to build the world’s largest cable transit network. To be completed by 2014, the network of 3 lines will span 10.7 km and have 11 stations - for an all-in price of $235m. For those that are counting, that’s a per kilometre cost of less than $22m. If project managers and manufacturers are able to meet that aggressive timetable, it’s going to be increasingly difficult for transit professionals to ignore this technology’s impact and future potential.


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Comments

  1. I'm guessing this is using MDG technology?
  2. that would be my guess as well. in fact, i just came across this image -- a total Doppelmayr MDG style cabin [img]http://www.cambio.bo/archivos/hemeroteca/2012-07-12/imagenes/ciud-20-21-teleferico-la-paz.jpg[/img]