Chongquing Cable Car

05
Sep

2012

Chongqing Cable Car Back in Service!

Remember last year when the Chongqing cable car finally closed after 20 plus years in operations? Well, according to Xinhuanet, China’s first CPT system is now back in full swing. For more pictures, click here.

Chongqing Cable Car. Image by Flickr user angshah

 



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15
May

2012

Chongqing Cable Car – More Urban Than Originally Thought?

The Chongqing Cable Car. Image via flickr user Edward Jung.

We’ve known about the Chongqing Cable Car for a while now but have always lacked good information about it. We know it was an Aerial Tram, was around 1 km in length and it served for 29 years. But that’s about it.

Sadly, we’ll never have a chance to witness it in person as the system was officially retired in February of last year.

A new video of the system, however, sheds additional light on this little known oddity of public transportation. The video shows the systems clearly navigating several skyscrapers and dense urban form.

Most interestingly: One of the stations is located on what appears to be the top floor of an approximately 10 storey residential building. Even though the Singapore Cable Car did something similar a decade earlier, this is still an incredibly rare and unique feature with clear implications for urban public transit.

Too bad we’ll never get to see it. Take a look:




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25
Aug

2010

Info Needed: Chongqing Cable Car

The Chongquing Cable Car. Image from Foreign Policy.

Somehow this one seems to have slipped under our collective radar:

Nick sends us a link to an urban cable transit system in Chongqing, China. Seems like an old Aerial Tram system with scant details.

Since The Gondola Project readers have been so good at drumming up information on little known systems, maybe you all would like to take a crack at this one . . .



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