Posts Tagged: Rio de Janeiro

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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14
Jun

2013

Weekly Roundup: Koblenz Rheinseilbahn Not Compatible with Area – UNESCO Status in Jeopardy

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

Koblenz Seilbahn

Koblenz Rheinseilbahn. Image by Flickr user Steffi.



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17
May

2013

Weekly Roundup: Map of Jerusalem Cable Car

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

Jerusalem Cable Car Proposal Map.

  • Reports surfaced the last couple weeks about an urban cable car proposal in Jerusalem. A map of the proposed 1.6 km alignment is now available can be seen above or by clicking here.


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20
May

2011

Rio’s Complexo do Alemão Teleférico Open For Business (We Think)

We’re not 100% certain about this, but it looks like Rio’s new urban gondola, the  Complexo do Alemão Teleférico is finally up and running.

The video we’re basing that assumption on is unfortunately unembeddable (let’s pretend that’s a word, okay), so you’ll have to follow the link here.

This is an exciting moment for Cable Propelled Transit. The robustness of this system, coupled with the profile of the London Cable Car should help push the technology into mainstream transit planning consciousness.



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13
Oct

2010

Rio to Open Urban Gondola System This Year – The Complexo do Alemao Teleférico

An under-construction corner station of the Teleférico do Complexo do Alemao in Rio de Janeiro. Image via Intelog.

With virtually no attention from the English-speaking world, Rio de Janeiro is about to become the third major city in South America to open a Cable Propelled Transit system.

Located in the Complexo do Alemao group of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro, the system appears to have been spurred by social mandates similar to those that launched the Medellin Metrocable and Caracas Metrocable. That Rio is the host of the upcoming summer Olympics and Brazil the host of the upcoming World Cup, this system is certain to get more attention and notice in the near future.

Built by the Leitner-Poma group, the system has some impressive stats:

  • 3.4 km long
  • Two terminals and 4 intermediary stations – a total of six stations, the highest yet for an Urban Gondola system.
  • Three (possibly four) turns/corners
  • Line capacity of 3,000 persons per hour per direction (pphpd)

Route of the Teleferico do Complexo do Alemao. Image via Piniweb.

Apparently the system is already in the testing stages and is set to be operational by the end of this year.

A recent Google search for this system returns absolutely no information in English, though the number of articles and references in Portuguese is enormous. If any readers of The Gondola Project speak Portuguese, please post any relevant links or information in the comments section (Google’s translation service is useful, but native speakers would be far more useful).

As more information and details come up, we’ll be sure to make them available.



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