Cable car in Toulouse to avoid city traffic

Construction slowed down by Covid resumes. Design by Pininfarina

07 January, 16:14

    In cabinovia a Tolosa, per attraversare città senza traffico In cabinovia a Tolosa, per attraversare città senza traffico

    Construction work for a new urban cable car in Toulouse has resumed. Construction for Teleo', which will be the longest of France, was slowed down by Covid-19.

    The cable car, France 24 reported, will enable to commute in 10 minutes from the University Paul-Sabatier and Oncople, through the university hospital Rangueil, beyond the obstacle posed by the Pech-David hills. Residents will save time because they will have an alternative to driving on the ring road. The cable car will function from 5 in the morning until midnight, with cars every minute and a half during rush hour. The system was meant to be ready for Christmas 2020 but coronavirus slowed down the project. Its completion has been announced for the end of summer 2021.

    Construction of the cable car trusses has resumed. The 14 cabins will have an Italian touch given that they are part of the "Symphony" line designed by the company of Paolo Pininfarina, son of founder Sergio.

    The cable cars will cross the Garonne and a natural area to climb the 100 meters of the hill Pech David. The three-km route will see Toulouse join the club of cities that have chosen this mode of transport, like New York, Rio and Barcelona. An urban cable car is also being planned in other cities like Naples, which has a project to connect the National Museum to Capodimonte.

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