The Central Pacific began laying track eastward from Sacramento, California inand the Union Pacific started laying track westward from Omaha, Nebraska, two years later in July,
The only curves are at the passing loop in the middle, at Talavera station. Except for the lowest part the line rises at a constant grade of 1 in 5. There are three other equally-spaced stations—from Lambton Quay, they are Clifton, Talavera and Salamanca also referred to as Universityall named after nearby streets.
Cars and propulsion[ edit ] Control panel in one of the cable cars. The Cable Car has two cars, which start from opposite ends of the line and pass in the middle. The Cable Car is a funicular rather than a true cable car: Wheels on the south side of car 1 and the north side of car 2 have double flanges, while the opposite wheels on each car have no flanges, directing the cars to the correct side of the mid-way passing loop at Talavera.
The cars are designed to fit the grade, using internal steps to provide car museum business plan floors. Each car weighs approximately Passengers[ edit ] The Cable Car is used by slightly under a million people each year.
In the mornings and evenings, it is used by commuters travelling between Kelburn and the city; at other times of the day, it is used by people travelling between the city and the Wellington Botanic Gardenby students attending Victoria University and living in nearby student hostels, and by many tourists, especially during summer.
Wellington Cable Car Ltd also owns the overhead wires for Wellington's trolleybuses. Operation was contracted out to Australian company Transfield Services until earlywhen it was brought back inhouse.
Wellington Cable Car Ltd is responsible for all operations of the Cable Car, including the maintenance of cars and track, employing drivers, selling tickets and providing customer service.
Unlike buses and trainsthe Cable Car does not receive a subsidy, and is profitable. Located in the original winding house, and with a new extension completed init houses original grip cars 1 and 3, with the electric winding gear still in working order.
Car 1 is in red s livery, including contemporary advertising. Car 3 was restored in to a green livery dating from aboutand a bell from the San Francisco Cable Car was added. The winding gear is still in working order and runs a loop of cable, but the cable no longer leaves the building.
History[ edit ] The original line[ edit ] At the end of the 19th century, Wellington was expanding rapidly, and, due to the city's hilly terrain, good building land was at a premium.
When new residential developments were proposed for Kelburnit was suggested that a cable car or funicular could be built to provide easy access. The plan was to build a tramway between the city and Kelburn, and link it by carriage to Karoria settlement on the far side of Kelburn.
The company began purchasing land for the construction of the tramway, and negotiated with the Karori authorities for a new road now Upland Road to link the upper terminus with Karori. Inthe City Council granted permission for the venture, on condition that it had the option to purchase the operation at a later date.
Several of the Company investors like Martin Kennedy were supporters of Seddonwho stalled on releasing land on the alternative Mount Cook Gaol site for the university, although this site was widely supported in Wellington. Fulton was responsible for both selecting the route and deciding the method of operation, a hybrid between a cable car and a funicular.
Like a cable car, the line had a continuous loop haulage cable that the cars gripped using a cable car gripper, but it also had a funicular-style balance cable permanently attached to both cars over an undriven pulley at the top of the line. The descending car gripped the haulage cable and was pulled downhill, in turn pulling the ascending car which remained ungripped uphill by the balance cable.
There was a Fell type centre rail, used for emergency braking only. Construction began ininvolving three teams working around the clock. The line opened to the public on 22 February Demand was high, with thousands of people travelling each day.Find the latest business news pertaining to Technology covering companies, advancements, multimedia, electronics, mobile technologies, and science available on the official CNBC Technology .
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The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway in Wellington, New Zealand, between Lambton Quay, the main shopping street, and Kelburn, a suburb in the hills overlooking the central city, rising m ( ft) over a length of m (2, ft).. The one way trip takes approximately five minutes.
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