ZB ZB
Live now
Start time
Playing for
End time
Listen live
Listen to NAME OF STATION
Up next
Listen live on
ZB

Austrian company pitches aerial cable cars as an option for Kiwi commuters

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 29 Nov 2023, 6:27PM
Doppelmayr has a cable-car line in Portugal and wants to bring similar set-ups to New Zealand.
Doppelmayr has a cable-car line in Portugal and wants to bring similar set-ups to New Zealand.

Austrian company pitches aerial cable cars as an option for Kiwi commuters

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 29 Nov 2023, 6:27PM

A cable car company is pitching gondolas as public transport solutions for a number of cities.

A case has been presented to multiple councils by Austrian company Doppelmayr Urban Transport Solutions.

Aerial cable cars are being touted as options for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.

Doppelmayr CEO Garreth Hayman says it would be good for getting people to and from airports.

"There is a cabin coming very frequently every few seconds, and there is completely level boarding there. It would be quite easy to use- like going on an escalator with your luggage."

LISTEN ABOVE

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you