Posts Tagged: la paz

21
Feb

2014

Weekly Roundup: 2017 International Garden Show in Berlin Secures Cable Car Investor

 

Kienberg in Berlin, Germany. Image from Wikipedia.

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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31
Jan

2014

Weekly Roundup: Two Urban Cable Cars to Open Next Month in Ankara and La Paz

Ankara Cable Car. Image from ankara.bel.tr/.

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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10
Jan

2014

Weekly Round: Portland Aerial Tram Ridership Reaches 10 Million

 

Portland Aerial Tram. Image by Flickr user transitpeople.

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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04
Dec

2013

La Paz Teleféricos – Update (December 2013)

109 cabins for Red Line arrives in La Paz. Image from Photobucket and SSC.

As some of our readers may know, the 3 cable car lines currently under construction in La Paz, Bolivia are due to open early next year. Unfortunately, language barriers sometimes makes gathering intel from South America difficult.

Luckily though, we do have a large international audience who are kind enough to forward us information — and thanks to Raphael, we now have some sources that give us an update.

System Map. Screenshot from Ministry website.

System Map. Screenshot from Ministry Website.

Here’s a refresher of what’s being built at the moment:

  1. Red Line (Línea Roja): 2.4km, 3 stations, 10 minutes travel time, capacity of 3000 pphpd
  2. Yellow Line (Línea Amarilla): 3.9km, 4 stations, 13.5 minutes travel time, capacity of 3000 pphpd
  3. Green Line (Línea Verde): 3.7km , 4 stations, 16.6 minutes travel time, capacity of 3000 pphpd

And undoubtedly for all those who are interested in urban transport, you should probably follow this system.

The reason you may ask?

Well, once it opens, the La Paz teleféricos will most likely become the world’s largest network of urban transit cable cars.

And not only that, at an estimated final cost of USD$234.6 million, this is single-handedly the largest investment that a government has made into urban gondola technology. The combined cable network of 10km is expected to alleviate congestion for the 200,000 people that travel between La Paz and El Alto!

If that’s not impressive enough, this is probably the first instance in man-kind where cable driven systems function as the mass transit backbone of a large city.

And if the La Paz system is successful, the implications of this could be far-reaching. In other words, with La Paz being the first, you know that someone will soon want to be second.

So in the meantime, check out the links below and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

 

Technical Information: Click here.

System Map: Click here.

Facebook: Click here.

Twitter: Click here.



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09
Aug

2013

Weekly Roundup: Work Continues on La Paz-El Alto Teleférico Metropolitano

Program coordinator, César Dockweiler, inspecting electromechanical components for the La Paz-El Alto Teleférico Metropolitano at Doppelmayr’s Wolfurt plant. Image from LaRazon.

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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24
May

2013

Weekly Roundup: New Urban Gondola for Ankara, Turkey

Ankara Cable Car Rendering. Image from Leitner.

  • By 2014, Ankara will soon be home to another urban gondola. This 3.2km system will have 106 cabins with a capacity of 2,400 pphpd. Once opened, it will serve the Şentepe neighbourhood and will be located near Yenimahalle metro station. Based on renderings, the stations may be one of the most architecturally stunning urban CPT lines yet.
  • Reports suggest that the La Paz Cable Car system will be ready for passenger usage starting in the first quarter of 2014. It is not entirely clear at this time which of the 3 lines will be operational first. However, it seems that locations for some towers have yet to be finalized and officials are still looking to find the appropriate solutions to minimize impact on traffic and land use.


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01
Aug

2012

La Paz Teleferico – Update

Route alignment and statistics for La Paz Teleferico. Image from la-razon.com

A couple weeks ago, we discovered that La Paz, Bolivia was planning to build 3 new CPT lines. However, some of the reported numbers seemed a little “off” to say the least. Based on the figures previously provided, the cable lifts would operate at speeds up to 50-60km/h!

In my attempt to set things straight, I decided to dive a little deeper into this issue. I immediately came upon some numbers that are more consistent with other CPT systems. According to the source above, the 3 lines are only 2.61km, 3.60km and 4.19km and will have trip times of 9.6 minutes, 13 minutes and 15.9 minutes respectively.

With these statistics, the system speeds are now ~16km/h, which of course, is back in the realm of possibility. Also, instead of 36km of cable, the total system length for the 3 lines is 10.4km. I hope this gives a bit more clarity on this issue, but if anyone has any updates, we’d love to hear it.



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