Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/11/11

The Metropolitan Cable Car (La Paz, Bolivia)

While Santiago de Chile’s planning to build one, La Paz has already started doing so.

Doppelmayr together with Bolivian authorities have begun to build a 3-line cable car network of 11 km in that nation’s capital. It will stretch across the cities of La Paz and El Alto (ca 2 million inhabitants all together). The lines will be called red, yellow and green.

It’s estimated to be finished by next year.

The total cost? USD 234.6 million

Some more facts:

Total number of cabins to be bought: 427
Maximum number of transported passengers per hour: Eighteen thousand

© La Razón

© Mundinews

Considering that the city’s budget might not be the biggest one on this planet and that the geography is extremely complicated, a cable car system might turn out to be a reasonable compromise solution. I would have preferred more studies to have been carried out and hopefully, perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… In the end, a conclusion which would have led the authorities to take the final decision to build an underground network suited for hilly terrains such as e.g Lausanne Underground, Oslo Underground, Naples Underground or BART.



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