Prague authorities will soon announce a tender to find a company that will design and build a cable car between the districts of Podbaba (Prague 6) and Bohnice (Prague 8).
The winner will be announced in August, and the first passengers are going to test the project at the end of 2023.
The new cable car route would have 3 stations – the Podbaba Station, the ZOO and Krakov.
Currently, public transportation connections between these areas are considered insufficient. Podbaba is now connected to Troja, which is the district with the zoo, by a ferry that only runs in the summer season.
The trip from Dejvice to Bohnice would be shortened by almost half an hour, as currently there is not a convenient route linking these areas on opposite sides of the river.
Cable cars would go at 60 seconds intervals. The transport capacity would be 2,000 people per hour, with options to increase the capacity based on seasonal demand to up to 4,000 people per hour.
“We have to come up with an easier connection between Prague 6 and Prague 8 because it does not exist today and that is a disgrace in the year of 2018. We will be able to build the rope course very quickly compared to the tram lines. Our study shows that if we want to offer people a quick connection in the near future, the cable car is the right way to do it.” Says Deputy Mayor and Transport Counsellor Petr Dolínek.
The estimated cost for the construction of this cable car is calculated at around 1-1.5 billion Kč. The only necessary buildings to be constructed are three stations and six pillars.
Considering the stunning views the ride would offer, it could easily become the most popular means of transport in the city.