09
Sep

2015

Longest 3S Cable Car Breaks Ground in Vietnam (Phú Quốc to Hòn Thơm)

Post by Nick Chu

3S Alignment. Image from Doppelmayr.

3S Alignment. Image from Doppelmayr.

This week Doppelmayr began construction on the world’s longest single section aerial cable car. The 3S system will be 7.9km long and will transport up to 3,500 passengers per hour between An Thoi town in Phu Quoc district and Hon Thom island. The area is famous for its clear blue waters and white sand beaches and is set to become a world-class tourist destination.

The cable car is part of a US$458.4 million development project consisting of hotels and an entertainment complex. The ropeway will surely also become an attraction itself, transporting passengers over the sea with towers up to 160m tall. For reference, the Eiffel Tower is 301m, not even double these towers.

For maximum safety, this 3S lift will utilize Doppelmayr’s innovative recovery concept which ensures that passengers will always be carried to the nearest station in emergencies.

Sun Group Corporation is one of the Vietnam’s largest real estate developers and has already built the record-setting Ba Na Hills Cable Car and is on schedule to build the Mt. Fansipan 3S Cable Car.

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