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Tricky path ahead for cable car planned for Mt Wellington despite political support

THE much anticipated cable car development now faces a road potentially as challenging and unpredictable as the kunyani/Mt Wellington landscape itself. Tourism figures and the project’s proponents lauded the announcement that the State Government has launched draft legislation paving the way for the development to proceed, ensuring it will go through the normal planning processes. […]

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Mt Wellington Cable car another step closer

NEGOTIATIONS between the proponents of a Mt Wellington cable car and the Cascade Brewery are set to ramp up after the State Government moved to clear a major hurdle to the project. Draft legislation that waives the need for landowner consent for a development application and paves the way for the Government to acquire the […]

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Swiss bank plans new cable car across Lake Zurich

The Zurich cantonal bank (ZKB) has come up with a novel way of celebrating its 150th birthday in 2020 – it plans to build a temporary cable car across Lake Zurich. The 1.4km cableway will connect Landiwiese with Zurichhorn across the northern tip of the lake and will be able to transport 2,000 passengers per […]

Views of hills, houses and ocean from Ngong Ping cable car.

5 challenging cable car rides

One thrill-seeker’s joy is another mortal’s horror. But riding a cable car is not all about vertigo sweats and dizzy spells. Cruising over sweeping views or reaching an exceptional spot can make a bad ride worthwhile. Londoners and visitors to the city hop on a cable car across the River Thames. But if city vistas […]

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Langkawi SkyCab tops world’s best cable car systems

LANGKAWI: The Langkawi SkyCab, an over 4,000-metre-long cable car system linking the Oriental Village at Teluk Burau with the 708-metre-high Gunung Mat Chinchang here has been listed as among the world’s top 10 best cable car systems by an international travel website. Smartertravel.com has placed it alongside the Loen Skylift in Norway, the CabriO Stanserhorn […]

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South Korea Opens Urban Ropeway

After a 29 year absence, cable car technology has made a comeback to South Korea’s second largest city. East Asia’s newest urban recreational gondola was inaugurated last week on June 20 in Busan, South Korea. The city is a popular destination known for its laid back attitude, natural beauty and major events. Coined as the […]

Murree cable car owner, operators arrested

MURREE: Two operators and the owner of the improvised chairlift Doli that crashed near Murree on Thursday were arrested on Friday. The chairlift owner, Saeedullah, from Lower Dir, was arrested from Chakdara along with two of the operators against whom a case has been registered on charges of running the illegal business. The district administration […]

Gulmarg: An operator brings cable cars to a halt at the end of the day in Gulmarg  in north Kashmir on Sunday. Four tourists and three local residents died on Sunday when a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30 meters at the tourist resort of Gulmarg.

Gulmarg Ropeway Mishap

“We always follow the safety manual and never operate the cable car if any risk is involved. The uprooting of the tree due to abrupt blowing of high velocity wind, which led to the accident, can at best be explained as an act of God,” Reyaz Ahmad, the official said. A day after seven persons […]

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Punjab C.M suggest commencement of Ropeway

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review suggestions for the commencement of ropeways transport in the Punjab. He directed concerned authorities to prepare feasibility report to run ropeways transport on four different points. i.e. Imamia colony to railway station, tomb of Jahangir to the greater Iqbal Park, Jallo Mor to Thokar […]

A mock-up of the project shows cable cars running over the Hinnom Valley to the Old City

Cable car from new city of Jerusalem to the Western Wall

Cabinet ministers on Sunday approved a plan to construct a cable car from the new city of Jerusalem to the Western Wall, which will allow more accessibility to the holy site, as part of a series of measures aimed at strengthening facilities in capital. The cable car, to run from the city’s First Station complex […]

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Nandi Hills cable car project takes off

BENGALURU: Ever taken the winding road to the top of Nandi Hills, just 60km out of Bengaluru? Soon, tourists can travel from the foothills to the hill top, in a cable car – a long pending project which promises to give a majestic view of the hill and the earth below. The department of tourism […]

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Mt Wellington legislation looms as Groom explains to council

LEGISLATION to acquire land on top of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for a proposed cable car is expected to be lodged in August or September, the State Government says. Confirmation the legislation will be introduced in the spring session of parliament comes as Growth Minister Matthew Groom prepares to meet the Hobart City Council to explain why […]

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New life to Chiatura’s Soviet cable car system

18 Apr 2017 – 18:54, Tbilisi,Georgia Chiatura, a manganese mining town in western Georgia will soon have new cable cars with new gondolas and new cable car stations. Right now three cable lines are under rehabilitation and one more is planned for upgrade. In total 40 million GEL (about $16m/€15m*) will be spent on upgrading […]

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Han River’s new tourist attraction: Gondola lift

Seoul is looking for another method of public transport to solve the gridlock in the city’s central region along the Han River and add to tourism attractions there. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) said Sunday it was seeking proposals through public bidding later this month of ways to connect people to the riverside areas. Areas […]

The world-famous cable car taking tourists up to the Zugspitze, Germany.

World’s tallest cable car to go into retirement after 50-year career.

The world-famous cable car taking tourists up to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, is to be taken down and replaced by a more modern transport system. Sunday will mark the end of an era for cable car technology in the Bavarian Alps. After nearly 54 years the Eibsee cable car on the 2,962 Zugspitze is […]

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