The world’s first cross-border cable car will soon be built on the border of China and Russia. This train ride takes less than eight minutes.
“The cable car system provides a new form of public transportation that is sustainable, very fast, reliable and efficient. Despite being a pragmatic solution, a cable car is a very pleasant way to travel because it allows us to see and experience our cities in new ways, “said the founder and architect at UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, as reported by CNN International.
This cable car will run across Heihe in northeast China and Blagoveshchensk in Russia, carrying passengers across the Amur River.
Each train can carry 60 passengers and will depart every 15 minutes. The time taken for air travel over the river only takes three and a half minutes. The total air travel time using the cable car is seven and a half minutes.
The Blagoveshchensk cable car terminal was designed by the Dutch architect UNStudio’s office. The terminal is built on several levels and has a high viewing platform overlooking Amur towards Heihe. The design also incorporates green terraces and plateaus as well as restaurants and sky gardens.
The project, managed by the Russian consulting company Strelka KB, is already underway. UNStudio told CNN that the company would work further on design, while construction on the cable car and terminal is expected to begin in 2020.