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:
- An urban cable car proposal has surfaced in Bochum, Germany. The current plan is to connect Ruhrpark to the downtown on a 10-15 minute journey through the city.
- More details have come out about Mexico’s first urban gondola scheme, Mexicables. The system will benefit up to 300,000 residents and will connect to the top of Sierra de Guadalupe via Ecatepec. The 4.8km cable car will have 5-7 stations, 190 cabins and reduce travel times to 17 minutes from 45 minutes. Construction is scheduled to begin in February and last 12-14 months.
- The Algiers government has awarded an urban cable car project worth 18.7 million euros to the consortium of Poma and ERBTPH Chai’bi. The system will link Bab El Oued and Zghara and is expected to be complete in 18 months.
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