Austrian firm in talks to ease Manila traffic chaos with cable cars

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Cable car system in La Paz, Bolivia

Austrian cable car and ski lift manufacturer Doppelmayr, world market leader in these segments, is in talks with the new Duterte administration in the Philippines to install a cable car system in Manila for public transport to ease the heavy traffic plaguing the city.

As a start, two cable car lines could be built in Pasig and Makati districts and be operational within 18 months, said incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

He added that details would currently be studied together with Doppelmayr. Another line could link Makati with Laguna at a later point of time.

The Austrian firm already successfully installed a cable car system used for public transport in Bolivia in 2014. There, an 11-kilometer gondola system called “Mi Teleférico” (the Spanish name for cable car) ferries passengers from the city of La Paz to the neighboring El Alto. The system was readily adopted by the public and has been a huge success.

Cable cars are already being used as public transportation systems in different parts of Latin America such as in Caracas in Venezuela, Manizales and Medellin in Colombia and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. They are seen as quick-to-construct, cheap but effective alternatives to subways or skytrains.

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[caption id="attachment_28467" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cable car system in La Paz, Bolivia[/caption] Austrian cable car and ski lift manufacturer Doppelmayr, world market leader in these segments, is in talks with the new Duterte administration in the Philippines to install a cable car system in Manila for public transport to ease the heavy traffic plaguing the city. As a start, two cable car lines could be built in Pasig and Makati districts and be operational within 18 months, said incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. He added that details would currently be studied together with Doppelmayr. Another line could link Makati with Laguna...

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Cable car system in La Paz, Bolivia

Austrian cable car and ski lift manufacturer Doppelmayr, world market leader in these segments, is in talks with the new Duterte administration in the Philippines to install a cable car system in Manila for public transport to ease the heavy traffic plaguing the city.

As a start, two cable car lines could be built in Pasig and Makati districts and be operational within 18 months, said incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

He added that details would currently be studied together with Doppelmayr. Another line could link Makati with Laguna at a later point of time.

The Austrian firm already successfully installed a cable car system used for public transport in Bolivia in 2014. There, an 11-kilometer gondola system called “Mi Teleférico” (the Spanish name for cable car) ferries passengers from the city of La Paz to the neighboring El Alto. The system was readily adopted by the public and has been a huge success.

Cable cars are already being used as public transportation systems in different parts of Latin America such as in Caracas in Venezuela, Manizales and Medellin in Colombia and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. They are seen as quick-to-construct, cheap but effective alternatives to subways or skytrains.

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