15
Jul

2021

LEITNER’s Latest Press Release Announces Cablebús 2 in Mexico City is Ready for Operation

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Cablebús 2 will officially open on July 24th in Mexico City. The new alignment is 10.6-kilometers with seven stations. Two of the stations are integrated with two different subway lines. The system is expected to move 50,000 people per day while servicing the district of Iztapalapa and will offer commuters a better, safe, and faster connection to the metro stations.

In 2016 Mexico City started the “ropeway experiment” with the construction of the five-kilometer-long Mexicable. The system was successful in improving reliable transit and local’s quality of life. Just this year Cablebús 1 and Cablebús 2 have been constructed and Mexicable Line 2 – Linea Verde is currently under construction. Mexicable Line 2 will be 8.5-kilometers with 7 stations and connect to the subway system.

By the end of 2021, seven LEITNER installations- a total of 24-kilometers of ropeway systems, will be in operation in the region.

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For the full press release visit Leitner’s page here.

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12
Jul

2021

LEITNER POMA INTRODUCES THE FIRST URBAN CABLE CAR THAT CROSSES A RIVER IN LATIN AMERICA, AEROVÍA IN GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

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The Aerovía cable car is servicing Ecuador’s most populated city, Guayaquil, and the city of Duran. Guayaquil has a population of approximately 2.7 million, while Duran’s population has tripled in the last twenty years to more than 250,000.

Guayaquil and Duran are separated by the Guayas River with only one bridge connecting them. The vast majority of people in Duran work in Guayaquil, causing both cities to suffer from major traffic delays. The Aerovía, a 4.1 km monocable detachable gondola (MDG), reduces the commute to a 17 minute cable car ride, replacing a journey that took up to an hour and four bus transfers.

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Aerovía is part of a multimodal mass transit system (cable and bus) which sustainably connects the two cities. Passengers can ride the gondola for $0.70 (USD) and use the urban buses of two partner systems at no additional costs.  Students, children under 16, elderly, and people with disabilities have a reduced rate of $0.35 (USD).

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Aerovía was designed to be more than a transit solution. It provides the community with safe, comfortable, reliable, and environmentally friendly transit that reduces commuting time and increases access to education and employment, particularly for lower socioeconomic communities. The system also increases green space which helps mitigate the effects of climate change and improve public spaces for pedestrians and cyclists. The system improves the quality of life for both communities.

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Aerovía has five stations, four of which are used for boarding: Parque del Centenario, Julián Coronel, Técnica, and Cuatro Mosqueteros. The stations are multiuse facilities, serving as transit stations and also providing commercial space. Using the 155 10-person-cabins, the system can move 2,600 people per hour per direction (pphpd), totaling 40,000 trips daily.

Check out the Aerovía video created by POMA below showing how the system fits with the cityscape.

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09
Jul

2021

Weekly Roundup: A Cable Car to Speed up Bridge Construction

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A rendering of what will be the Msikaba bridge in South Africa. A temporary cable car is being installed to allow staff to cross the gorge in an efficient manner while construction is ongoing.
Image credit: By Sakowski – Wiki highest bridges.com, Fair use
  • Snowbasin Resort in Utah has announced a new high speed, six-seater chairlift. The lift will replace Snowbasin’s oldest fixed grip, a 1979 CTEC triple, reducing the trip from 9.2 minutes to 4.9 minutes. Snowbasin has partnered with Leitner-Poma of America to get this done. The lift is designed to move 1,800 passengers per hour, but future plans will increase the capacity to 2,400 passengers per hour by adding an additional 17 chairs. Construction is expected to begin in mid-July and run through November.


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05
Jul

2021

LEITNER POMA INTRODUCES URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT AS A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SOLUTION

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LEITNER POMA’s latest video promotes urban cable transportation as a superior sustainable solution for any city. With cities across the world suffering from congested roadways and limited budgets for major public transit projects, Leitner POMA presents how a cable car can be the right transit solution. Cable car systems can be integrated into urban environments providing a safe, reliable, and quality transit option. Existing roadways can be modified to accommodate the cable car and improve the cities green spaces. 

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02
Jul

2021

Weekly Roundup: Stimulus Dollars Bring Gondola Possibilities

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Pueblo, Colorado is expecting $69 million in stimulus money and is considering spending some of it to add a gondola to revitalize the downtown area.
Photo credit: David Shankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Newly elected members of the Burnaby City Council need to weigh in on the SFU Gondola. The city council and mayor are required to decide whether the project should proceed before October 2022, as well as to make a recommendation to TransLink on the route. Of the three routes explored, Route 1 was preferred by the Simon Fraser University (SFU) students and the greater community. See a related Weekly Roundup hereSCJ Alliance, the parent company of the Gondola Project, has been retained to provide gondola expertise for this project.


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25
Jun

2021

Weekly Roundup: Careful Consideration

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  • Video footage of the tragic cable car accident in Italy has been released. Footage from inside and outside the station show the cabin approaching the station when a cable snaps sending the cabin rolling back down the haul rope. It is believed that if the emergency brake hadn’t been temporarily disabled, the cabin would have remained on the supporting cable. Investigators are still trying to determine why the first cable broke. See a related Weekly Roundup here.


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18
Jun

2021

Weekly Roundup: From LA to New Zealand, New Cable Car Proposals Abound

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Porirua Adventure Park will be home to New Zealand’s fifth gondola. Seen here is the park’s grand opening event. The gondola system still needs to be financed.
  • Porirua will be home New Zealand’s fifth gondola. The gondola is planned as part of the Porirua Adventure Park project. The proposed system will have 26 cabins ferrying people along the 290-meter journey over Te Rāhui o Rangituhi to a restaurant. The project still needs $16 million to fully finance the $32 million project that will create 200 jobs and pump $40 million into the local economy in the first five years.
  • The Laval surface tram projects recalls the abandoned elevated tramway. The City of Laval, Canada’s long-term plan includes a surface tramway along Saint-Martin Blvd, but there are little details about the surface tramway. In 2011, a former mayor studied an elevated tramway. Unfortunately the project was abandoned when Place Bell was built and the Société de transport de Laval revised its plans.


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