• Bandung Plans Massive Cable Car Network (Indonesia)
Indonesia’s 3rd largest city plans to build a 42km long network of urban gondolas, an estimated investment of US$357.1 million. The Bandung system will be financed by the Asian Development Bank with a low interest loan. The mayor announced that the system will break ground in December. Previous reports indicated plans to build a much smaller cable car.
• Another Urban Cable Car in Hong Kong? (China)
Hong Kong already has two popular aerial gondolas, but there are now plans for a 3rd system which extend the existing Ngong Ping 360 to Tai O (a small fishing village on the city’s outskirts). Some residents are concerned that a new cable car may overwhelm and forever alter the rural atmosphere of Tai O. A study of the new line is expected to be completed by early next year.
• Operations and Maintenance Manager (London, England)
Need a change in careers? If you love gondolas and want to live in London, the Emirates Air Lines is now looking for an Operations and Maintenance Manager. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a small team as part of Doppelmayr.