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Old July 8th, 2016, 06:20 PM   #61
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Austrian engineering company Doppelmayr/Garaventa—better known for rigging gondola systems for ski areas in the Swiss Alps—has now completed a record-breaking tramway across Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.

The Ha Long Queen Cable Car is suspended by a pair massive concrete towers—two of the tallest in the world—with the larger tower rising to 620 feet.

But the tram cars themselves are the largest ever constructed. Each double-decker car is larger than some New York apartments—carrying 230 people on each 15-minute trip across the bay.The more than $282 million tramway was built to connect the Bai Chay district of Ha Long City to one of the world’s largest ferris wheels.

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Link to the Vietnamese thread featuing the Waterpark just out of shot is Here
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Old July 12th, 2016, 11:11 PM   #62
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From Ankara, Turkey. Opened last year. It's a shuttle line runs between Şentepe neighborhood and Yenimahalle subway station.

System Length: 3,2km
Number of stations: 4
Passenger capacity per cabin: 10


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Aylık ortalama --> Monthly average
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Old July 13th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #64
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Old July 17th, 2016, 03:20 PM   #65
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After five years of work, the new cable car was officially opened on April 29. For several months it will be in a pre-commercial trial period, taking groups of school children, senior citizens and community organizations up the mountain four days a week. It should open fully to the public later in the year, probably in September. But today it is just us and the cable car staff. In the early morning light, the views are spectacular as the city drops away behind us.

Merida's previous cable car closed in 2008 for safety reasons. It had been running for almost half a century. Instead of repairing and remodelling it, the decision was taken to build an entirely new one, with much larger capacity, state of the art technology from Austria and Switzerland, and a new concept of tourism.

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https://cleantechnica.com/2016/09/05...t-sky-gondola/
Chicago May Get A Sky Gondola
September 5th, 2016 by Mira Bai Shahan



A whole new form of public transportation may be coming to Chicago soon, one that literally flies over issues of road use — a sky gondola.
Framed more as a tourist attraction, the development would offer 30-minute rides and aerial views over the Chicago River. The concept is one of a few aimed at increasing visitors to the Windy City.

And while there are drawbacks to the idea (namely the aforementioned wind, and winter weather), the idea breathes fresh life into a city always in need of such.



It wouldn’t just benefit tourism either, it could viably transport residents making short trips within the traffic-heavy area. The route will run along the river, hitting popular spots such as the Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue.

Added bonus? The project will theoretically require no contribution from the city itself, outside of land for the posts — it will be privately backed. That makes one think — what other possibilities for unsubsidized public transportation are out there?

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Pushing for a Commute That Would Rise Above the Rest
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They would seem more at home in Austria or Switzerland, zipping up the side of the Alps. But suddenly, American cities from Albany to Austin, Tex., are pinning their hopes on, of all things, gondolas.

The allure is not just speed. Gondolas do not contribute to greenhouse gases, and they soar over clogged highways and balky subway signals. They are relatively fast and cheap to build. And unlike most forms of transportation, they offer singular vistas that attract tourism as well.

In New York State alone, there have been at least three recent proposals for gondolas. One plan, the East River Skyway, would connect Williamsburg in Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan with a gondola that would rise to 415 feet alongside the Williamsburg Bridge.

In Albany, an engineering firm is pushing a gondola that would run from the Amtrak station in Rensselaer, one of the busiest in the country, across the Hudson River to downtown Albany. A third proposal to build a gondola at the state fairgrounds in Syracuse — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had put $15 million in the state budget for the attraction — has met resistance, and the money has gone elsewhere.

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New York - Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island Tramway by The Light Cavalry, on Flickr

Roosevelt Island Tramway by The Light Cavalry, on Flickr

Roosevelt Island Tramway by The Light Cavalry, on Flickr
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Quick video of the Roosevelt Island Tramway.
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