25
Jul

2017

Orange Line Undergoes Testing, Set to Open in October

Post by Gondola Project

Orange Line (Línea Naranja). Image from miteleferico.bo.

After drones began pulling the pilot rope in May, construction and technical work has continued to advance quickly on La Paz’s Orange Line (Línea Naranja) cable car. This week, an online video from La Razón’s Facebook page reveals that the system is now undergoing testing.

Mi Teleférico’s Executive Manager César Dockweiler announced that the inauguration of La Paz’s fifth Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) system is scheduled for the first week of October if everything goes according to plan.

The Orange Line is the second ropeway (after the Blue Line) to open as part of the city’s Phase Two US$506 million urban gondola plans (Red de Integración Metropolitana).



With four stations and a length of 2.6km, the Orange Line will improve connectivity to more than five neighbourhoods in La Paz. Passengers will be able to move seamlessly through the cable car as the system’s terminals are connected to the existing Red Line and the upcoming White Line.

Designed to operate at capacity of 3,000 pphpd with 127 cabins, the system will reduce travel times to 9.5 minutes. In preparation for its October opening, students and young professionals have already been invited to join the Mi Teleférico team by submitting their resumes.

After the Orange Line opens for passenger service, the White Line is expected to follow suit by starting operations in December.



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Comments

  1. Good for them. Curious if you know why the White line stops just short of the Green/Yellow lines, at least on the map? I don't really know anything about transit patterns in La Paz, but it seems like connecting up the network would in general be a good idea.
  2. Gondola Project
    Hi Ej, Linea Celeste (Sky Blue Line) will allow connections between the White Line, Green Line and Yellow. See map here: http://bit.ly/2gjKQHA