THE Metrocable of Caracas. It is a means of transport conceived so that the inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Caracas located in the mountainous places can go more quickly and safely to the center of the city. It is a cable car system integrated into the Caracas Metro . It works like a feeder route in the style of the metrobus. The transportation system was originally implemented in Colombia .
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- 1 Brief history
- 2 Stations
- 3 Cabins
- 4 Sources
The national government in 2006 raised the idea of building a cable car network that would function as a transport systemmassive in the most impoverished sectors of the capital, laying the foundation stone on November 29, 2006. The civil works of the first line located in the San Agustìn parish begin on April 20, 2007 and connected to the Metro System by means of the called Central Park. The construction was carried out by the Brazilian company Odebrecht and the system of the Austrian company Doppelmayr commissioned by the central government of Venezuela. The first phase of the metrocable began to be tested in December 2009 and in January 2010 the first users of the system were transported, basically community leaders who traveled between the Hornos de Cal and Parque Central stations. It was officially inaugurated on January 20, 2010 and the act was held between the San Agustín and Parque Central stations.
The stations and sections that connect at different points with the Caracas metro are:
- Metrocable de San Agustín – Central Park In service since January 20, 2010
- Metrocable de Mariche – Palo Verde In service since December 10, 2012
- Metrocable de Petare Sur5 (projected for 2015)
- Metrocable de Antimano6 (projected for 2015)
The Metrocable line in El Valle is currently under study, which will have two sections, one from El Valle station and the other section from La Bandera station. It is also planned that with the construction of the Guarenas-Guatire Metro, another Metrocable line will be built that connects the Caucagüita station with the Filas de Mariche sector located southeast of the Sucre Municipality.
These are cabins made of aluminum that work with an electrical wiring system, connected by various towers made of steel and reinforced concrete, each cabin would have internal lighting, a communication system and a capacity for approximately 8 people, and would pass through the stations every 27 seconds, which would allow transporting between 15,000 and 20,000 people per day. The cabins that make up the system were manufactured by the CWA company and adapted to the Doppelmayr system, the same one that installed and manufactured the Caracas Cable Car system.