Title: Urban Aerial Cable Cars as Mass Transit Systems: Case studies, technical specifications, and business models

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: September 1, 2020

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Transport, Urban transport

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Document Summary:

The aim of this report is to provide a compilation of technical, economic, operational, and maintenance data on 21 aerial cable car systems in different countries. A quite varied sample of cases was selected in order to provide a full picture of the various types of private and/or public partnership models used for contracting and operating these systems.

Document Details:

This is the first publication to offer a compendium of objective data on urban aerial transit projects in Latin America and elsewhere. The criteria used for the selection of the case studies were based on such factors as setting (urban), geographic location, technology, and management model. The specific criteria that were used are detailed below:

•All major monocable aerial cable car systems set entirely within urban areas of Central and South America, whether currently in operation or out of service.

•Urban or mixed urban/commuter transport facilities around the world that use differing technologies, whether in operation or under construc- tion, that are representative of a given scale or management model.

Updated: April 12, 2022