Construction is set to begin on Paris’ first urban cable car to connect several suburbs in the southeast of the city to the Metro system.
Named Câble 1, the system will link the suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the Créteil Pointe du Lac station on Paris’ Metro line 8.
Construction will begin later this year, reported French newspaper Le Parisien, with the system scheduled to open in 2025.
When complete the line will be 4.5-kilometres-long and have five stations in Créteil, Limeil-Brévannes, Valenton and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.
In total, 33 Y- and V-shaped pylons will be built along the route to support the overhead cable car line. Each cabin will seat ten passengers, with the system expected to transport roughly 1,600 people per hour at its busiest times.
“Public transport in Île-de-France, the Île-de-France regions and the Department of Val-de-Marne decided in 2016 to add a new innovative tool for public transport solutions which offered Île-de-France residents on their network the first urban cable car transport line in the region,” said the general director of IDF Mobilités Laurent Probst.
“The great proposal of the group led by Doppelmayr France will allow, in just over four years, more than 11,000 people per day to save a lot of time, a lot of comfort and perhaps, to dream a little in the mountains.” […]