A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:
3S Gondola in Magland<>Les Carroz<>Flaine (France)?
A 8km, 5 station 3S gondola has been proposed to connect Magland’s TGV train station to the Flaine ski resort. Magland is a French commune of 3000 people, Les Carroz is a popular tourist destination in Arâches-la-Frasse, and Flaine is a renowned ski area. Estimates suggest that the system can be built at €85 million ($95 million USD).
Maokong Gondola Annual Maintenance
The Maokong Gondola in Taipei, Taiwan will undergo its annual maintenance starting next Monday. In total the system will be shut down for 2 weeks from May 4 to May 19, with service resuming on May 20.
Motrolix visits Zell am See, the Austrian town that’s home to the Porsche Design Studio. They get a chance to tour the office and look into the inspirations behind their work — including the world’s only Porsche designed cabin on Schmittenhöhe mountain.