A cable car is a hanging train that runs on a cable. Cable car lines are generally straight lines and can only turn at small angles at intermediate stations. Initially the cable car was used for tourist attractions, for example in snowy areas, mountainous areas such as the Alps, or amusement parks, but now it has also been used for public transportation in urban areas such as in the city of Medellin, Colombia.
The cable car's capacity can reach 3000 passengers per hour, with a speed of 4-6 meters per second.
The type of cabin that is commonly used is a gondola with a capacity of 4 to 12 passengers. There is also a type of cabin with a larger capacity that can accommodate 150 passengers. The special type cab can rotate 360 degrees to enjoy views in all directions.
Cable car around the world
Table Mountain has a rotating cable car that takes passengers to and from the top of the mountain.
Chongqing - Cable car is used as transportation to cross the Yangtze river. The cable car has a length of 740 meters and a speed of 8m/s. Each cabin can carry a maximum of 45 passengers, with a total capacity of 900 passengers per hour for one direction.
Gangtok - The cable car operates in the eastern part of the Himalayan city of Gangtok. The cable car transports tourists from one area of the city to another.
Phelagham - in the ski resort of Jammu and Kashmir, a cable car transports passengers to the top of the ski slopes.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. This TMII cable car has 85 passenger cabins that take 3 stations A, B and C. The line forms the letter "V" and the overall distance is 2,688 m with a height of 20 m from the ground. Visitors can witness the beauty of the "Nusantara" in its diversity; range of islands, regional platforms, and all recreational facilities in TMII from the sky.
Ancol Dreamland Park. The gondola cable car is used as a means of recreation and transportation within the Ancol Dreamland Park.
Kumala Island in the middle of the Mahakam river, Tenggarong city, Kutai Kartanegara district, East Kalimantan, connects the tourist attractions of Kumala Island with mainland Kalimantan on the Tenggarong Seberang side east of the river.
Katsuragi cable car, Nara. It is 1421m long with a slope of 30.5 degrees. 51 passenger capacity. Transport passengers to the top of Mount Katsuragi while enjoying 360-degree views of Nara and Osaka.
Genting Skyway Cable Car, connecting Gothong Jaya to the hilltop resort of Genting Highlands.
The Awana Cable Car, connects the Awana Country Club resort, as well as to the Genting Highlands resort.
Langkawi Island Cable Car
Singapore cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island; Interestingly, this cable car has a stop in the middle, and is the first in the world to cross the harbour.
Namsan cable car, Seoul.
The Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi cable car, opened in 1955, can carry 75 passengers in the first session and 65 passengers in the second. Starting from Chamonix at an altitude of 1030 meters to the plains de l'Aiguille at an altitude of 2317 meters for the first session. The second session arrived at the top of the Aiguille du Midi at the station at a height of 3777 meters. This cable car is the highest in the world.
The Vanoise Express cable car, opened in December 2003 at a cost of 15 million euros. This cable car has two floors so that it can carry 200 passengers in each cabin. Crosses Ponturin at 380 meters above ground level, connecting the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs to the ski resort of Paradiski in four minutes. Usually, the two cabins