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Cable Car (Ropeway)

A transportation system travelling up and down a mountain, in its cabins are suspend on a continuous in working Cable Car driven by motor at one end of the route.

Cable Car is also known as an aerial tramway; ropeway or aerial tram is type of aerial lift. It uses one or two stationary ropes for supporting while a third moving rope provide thrust.

A Cable Cars works on the powerful electric motors. It has no engine or motor on the cars. Cable car drive giant winding wheels that pull cables through trench beneath the street, centered under the cable car tracks.

Cable Car a rail vehicle pulls by a long cable drag by steam power from a central station, it was invent in 1873 to master steep hill of San Francisco. The operating speeds of Cable car is 10 to 20 km per hour.

Cable cars are safe all over the world every day. But by nature being at high off the ground and usually above dangerous terrain, as a result of any accident can be particularly severe. So an inquiry into the cables seize up is underway, and is expect to focus on whether the summer heat has an effect.

So now let us discuss about the World’s top 10 Cable car, Ropeway, or Tramway. The list and details of the top 10 Cable car is as follows:

Peak 2 Peak Gondola (Whistler, Canada):

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Peak 2 Peak is 4.4-Kilometer-long and is only one in the world connecting two mountain peaks. Also it holds 2 world record Its longest free span between ropeway towers that is 3.03 Kilometers per 1.88 miles. And gondola is with highest point above the ground that is 436 meters or 1,430 feet.

In the opening ceremony in 2008 several Red Bull athletes base – jump from the middle of the gondola. Another base jumper attempt illegal jump from the same spot but was arrested after fining $10,000 worth of damage when he forces the doors to open.

Titlis Rotair (Mount Titlis, Switzerland):

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Titlis Rotair is world’s first rotating ferry. Passengers are whisked to top of Mount Titlis. It is 3,020 meters (9,908 feet) above sea level in just five minutes.

Most spectacular part of journey is the final and highest stretch over one of Europe’s largest glaciers. At top visitors can scout an ice cave and walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge.

MI Teleferico (La Paz, Bolivia):

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The Cable car is in the long way, slow journey up a narrow, zigzagging road. It is 11-kilometer-long ferry which open in the year 2014 and cost $ 234 million to build and can carry 18,000 passengers in an hour.

Its main aim is to cut commute times for local workers. It’s especially popular with the tourists, thanks to the fantastic views of snowcapped Andes.

Sugarloaf Mountain Gondola (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil):

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More than 37 million people have visited and take a ride in Rio ferry since it is open in the year 1912. Journey to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain is divide into 2 stages each lasting 3 minutes with each cabin capable to carry 65 passengers.]

Ferry has made numerous television and film appearances. In the year 1979 James Bond and Metal toothed Villain Jaws fought on the top of one of the cabins in “Moonraker.” In “The Simpsons” episode “Blame it on Lisa” Homer’s kidnappers carry a hostage exchange on the ferry.

Vanoise Express (Les Arcs, France):

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Vanoise Express Gondola celebrate its 10th anniversary in the year 2013, it connects the French ski resort of Les Arcs and La Plagne. French tightrope walkers Julien Millot and Tancrede Melet cross a 186-foot gap between 2 gondolas cars.

In the year 2014 resort stage a sky diner event letting passenger spend an evening inside one of the gondolas eating traditional mountain cuisine. Each cabin can carry 200 passengers and the 1,824 meter (5,984 feet) journey takes just 4 minutes.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (California, United States):

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It is the world’s largest rotating cable car opened in the year 1963 and it also connects the floor of the Coachella Valley with top of Mt. San Jacinto.

Tram in palm Springs was first suggest in the year 1935, but World War II and Korean War force project to be shelve. Construction of Palm Spring Aerial Tramway was start in the year 1960, with the helicopters were use to lower parts into place.

Ba Na Hills Cable Car (Da Nang, Vietnam):

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Ba Na Hills Cables Car is World’s Largest cable car. It is more than five kilometers long. It was open in the year 2013, after previous parts were ship to Vietnam from Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.

The Cable Car connects foot of Ba Na Mountain with peak of neighboring Vong Nguyet and holds the records for largest ferry departure station, it also serves as a museum about history of the area.

Stanserhorn Cabrio (Lucerne, Switzerland):

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Stansehorn Cabrio is the first Ropeway to have a feature of roofless upper deck. When it was open in the year 2012 the Swiss Post office release a commemorative stamp to mark the occasion.

It can carry passengers 2,320 meters (7,611 feet) from the village of Stans to the top of Stanserhorn Mountain. Because each cabin of the ropeway carries 60 people and 30 on top and 30 in the lower section.

You may feel adventurous in reaching to the base station. Involving ride on world’s oldest funicular a wood and iron creation is built in the year 1891 that still has its original frost glass and decorate with wood panel interior.

Skyline Queenstown (New Zealand):

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The Southern Hemisphere’s Steepest Gondola carry passengers from Queenstown to the top of Bob’s Peak, 450 meters (1,467 feet) above sea level.

The construction of Skyline Queenstown was start in the year 1966 and the gondola was open in the year 1967 and also it was upgrade in the year 1987.

From the year 2011 cabins have also used to ferry mountain bikers to the mountain bike park on Bob’s Peak, making it New Zealand’s first Gondola bike lift.

The Ngong Ping 360 (Hong Kong):

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The Ngong Ping 360 is 5.7 kilometer Ngong Ping 360 connecting the center of Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island, home of Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.

Visitors can choose for one of 2 classes of cabin which is standard cabins and cheapest but it is more expensive ones have glass floors. First passenger officially steps onboard in September in the year 2006, though there was a minor incident before that.

During trial two gondolas collided and the safety system throw in leaving 200 volunteers stranded high above Hong Kong for few hours.

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