10
Mar

2016

Brest Cable Car – Cabin Unveiling, Lighting Designs and Privacy Glass

Post by Gondola Project

Cabins for France’s newest urban cable car, the Brest Cable Car (French: Téléphérique de Brest) has been unveiled this week.



For those living in the City, the public can go to Siam Street (bottom station) between April 8-10, 2016 to get a first hand look at the cabins.

The two 60-person cabins are five meters long and 3 meters wide and designed with top-to-bottom glass panels. Several lightning additions will accompany passengers as they ride up and down the system. For instance, interior lights will be blue on the ascend but white on the descend.

Sneak peek at new cabins. Image from Brest.Maville.

Sneak peek at new cabins. Image from Brest.Maville.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this urban cable car is the introduction of privacy glass. The windows will become “frosted” (or opaque) once the cabins travel nearby private homes and military areas.

Windows in "frosted" mode. Image

Windows in “frosted” mode. Image from Brest.Maville.

We’ve have witnessed its effectiveness first hand on Singapore’s Bukit Panjang LRT, and have identified its usage on Japan’s Morizo Gondola. However, this is one of the few urban cable systems in recent memory that has invested in smart glass.

This is definitely an exciting development for ropeway followers and is another sign that the industry is paying attention to the special needs of cities.

System testing is expected to begin in June while the opening date is planned this September.

For more information and photos, click here to read Brest Maville’s original article.



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