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!

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

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

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