Posts Tagged: la paz

04
Jul

2014

Weekly Roundup: Cables Installed on Linea Amarilla (Yellow Line) in La Paz’s Mi Teleférico

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:



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27
Jun

2014

Weekly Roundup: Teleférico da Providência Opens for Service this Sunday

Morro da Providência. Image by Flickr user Daniel Garcia Neto.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:



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13
Jun

2014

Weekly Roundup: More Urban Cable Cars Planned for La Paz and El Alto

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Linea Roja. Image from Photobucket.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:



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06
Jun

2014

Weekly Roundup: Santiago Cable Car Prepares Tender, Line Red in La Paz Opens for Service

Rendering of Teleferico Bicentenario. Image from ciudadempresarial.cl.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:



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02
May

2014

Weekly Roundup: Urban Cable Car Announced in Mexico City’s Magdalena Contreras Borough

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:



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16
Apr

2014

La Paz – El Alto Cable Car Coverage (Mi Teleférico)

Last week, as announced by a number of international new sources both inside and outside of Bolivia, the first of three urban cable car lines  in La Paz – El Alto was finally opened to the general public.

Despite being barely a week old, a host of events and celebrations has already taken place. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s making the headlines down in the world’s highest capital:

1.  Children’s Day

Image from Mi Teleférico (Facebook page).

Children accompanied by adults in La Paz were given free admission to test out the cable car. To show their support and satisfy their curiosity, an estimated 24,000 kids lined up for a chance to be the first ones ride the system. To build up an even greater transit culture amongst their youth, organizers are now holding a contest specifically designed for children.

Also, after the successful test runs, it seems that free service has now been extended for another month. The operators hope that during this time, it will help riders familiarize themselves with the new transport lines in preparation for the start of commercial operations in May.

2. Couple Gets Married

Tintaya-Condori gets married. Image from La Razon.

From many of the systems we’ve visited and research, there’s two themes that typically reoccur. One is that kids like to ride them (as proven above) and second, is that couples like to get married in them (see Gondolas and Proposals).

In the case of the Mi Teleférico, it only took a few days before a local couple claimed first place. Even the system project coordinator himself predicted that this is only the beginning of many, many more proposals and weddings on the cable car.

3. Smart Cards and Free Wifi

Smart card payment. Image from Mi Teleférico (Facebook page).

A spokesperson for the system informed that the urban gondola will be fully equipped with wifi service while fare payments will all be handled via a smart card system. Not a big deal right?

Well this would be true for many major metropolitan transit systems, but from my hometown where we’re still using tokens and facing implementation delays to our own smart fare card, all of these modern amenities on La Paz’s cable car makes me just a tad more envious. 



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11
Apr

2014

Weekly Roundup: First Urban Cable Car (Line Red) Opens in La Paz, Bolivia

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:

  • The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, BC is scheduled to start admitting its first patrons on May 16. The system will provide passengers with easy access to the stunning views from Stawamus Chief.
  • And decades before La Paz started building their massive urban cable network, Chiatura in Georgia apparently already built 13 miles (20 km) on 32 lines back in the 1950s. While many of the lines are in major disrepair, city officials are now looking for assistance to rebuild four systems.


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