Post by Nick Chu
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 Mexican State Government has announced their intentions to build 5 CPT lines — effectively dubbed the “Mexicables” — in several municipalities nearby the capital of Mexico City. These systems will be located in the cities of Naucalpan, Ixtapaluca, Tultitlan, Ecatepec, and Cuautitlan. The first system is planned for Ecatepec and is estimated to cost $1 billion pesos (~$80 million USD).
- Lima, Peru’s first urban cable car system is slated to begin construction this upcoming September. It is scheduled to open next year in June 2014 and will link Parque de la Muralla to San Cristobal Hill. The system is financed entirely by the private sector is estimated to cost $8 million pesos (~$3 million USD).
- A tender worth $131 million USD has been released in Bogota, Colombia to build its network of cable cars.
- La Paz, Bolivia’s has officially named it’s cable car network the Teleférico Metropolitano. And if you visit Skyscrapercity, users have posted some of the latest construction photos.
- And lastly for all the gondola enthusiasts out there, a peg holder shaped like a cabin is available for purchase here.
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