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 people in Brest, France have chosen the design for their future cable car (opening 2015). Four different models of cabins were submitted to a vote but it was the model “Belvédère” who won. The system will operate with two cabins that can accommodate 40 people each.
- Officials in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast in West Africa, is reported to have requested a report to study the implementation of an urban cable car. Few details for this project are available.
- A few days ago, the Constantine Téléphérique was reopened. At the same time, the Chief Operating Officer of the system was sacked. The cable car was closed since September 29, but apparently for no real reason according a report by Swiss experts.
- Residents in Nanaimo, British Columbia have their say on what attractions the city needs to bring in more visitors — and perhaps not surprisingly, the list includes a cable car that travels up Mount Benson.
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