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No. Too hilly

But it stops just close to reach it with an escalator (in Perugia there are several escalators in many points of the city which bring you up on the top of the hill, the city center)

 

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Some pics from maps.live of Perugia minimetro construction (I think of summer 2006) [.......]
- That's to tell (as i wrote in the italian section)
about costs and cost/performance ratio.

Initially in Brescia (other city but in northern italy)
also they wanted to make especially viaduct, like Perugia,
and so it would cost about two-thirds as now.

And instead not, they did some political quarrel, and finally
a "VIA" (environmental impact evaluation) which was imposed
to reduce the impact by eliminating most of the viaduct
and replace it with deep and surface tunnel.

..i want say... i agree that in that central area of Perugia
the funicular is useful where there are steep slopes.
But, apart that, what i mean is that : since in Perugia
the viaduct is accepted, i think it would have been very convenient
to make a "real" automated light metro at cost of 31 mleur/km,
instead of the minimetro at 25 mleur/km, but carries one-sixth
of passengers, and at the speed of a bicycle (and more : the
flexibility, programmability, extensibility of a real ALM)

http://i14.tinypic.com/4yevnr7.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/4xuxqmr.jpg

in perugia they accept the viaduct, and no take advantage





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Looks lovely! I can't wait to try it out myself :)
 

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Once again Perugia is showing the way ahead in terms of alternative public transportation for medium-sized cities. The innovation of the minimetro system lies in the fact that it combines the technology of gondolas found at ski resorts with that of funiculars. Which means that instead of having a regular funicular with two cabins remaining constantly attached to the cable, one going up, one going down, you have 25 cabins that disconnect from the cable at stations, like ski gondolas. Given Perugia steep hills, I guess this system is a good solution.
 
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