Comment 75601

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 30, 2012 at 14:17:00

Slightly off topic, but I was interested to hear that the city of Grenoble is planning to build a 10km long gondola from the Fontaine area on the edge of the city to the town Lans-en-Vercors on the Vercors plateau about 800m above Grenoble. The idea apparently is to provide a faster route for commuters and reduce automobile traffic on narrow mountain roads.

The gondola would have a capacity of 2400 passengers per hour and would travel at 20km/h. The Grenoble terminus would connect directly to the A-line LRT.

They claim the 40-50 million euro cost will be entirely covered by private funds and it will likely use the technology of the local company POMA!

http://alpes.france3.fr/info/un-telepher...

http://www.poma.net/

Grenoble pioneered modern tramways (LRT), inaugurating the first line in 1987. Maybe they will do the same for long distance commuter gondolas as well...construction should begin within a year.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2012-03-30 14:20:50

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