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World's first cable car with an open-air upper deck

June 18, 2014 10:51 IST

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The Stanserhorn Cabrio cable car in Switzerland is the world's first cable car with an open upper deck.

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The double-decker tramway takes visitors around Mount Stanserhorn in Switzerland.

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Launched in June 2012, the cable car can accommodate 60 passengers.

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Starting at a point which is 2,332 feet above sea level, the Cabrio takes passengers to the summit station at 6,069-feet in just six minutes. 

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The cable car ride offers breathtaking views of the mountains. 

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The double-decker tramway with two cabins commute on two laterally placed support cables. 

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The first floor has space for about 30 people.

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The passengers can enjoy the ride a panoramic views of the mountains and the valley.

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In 1893, a funicular railway was used to ferry people from the base of the mountain to the summit.

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The upper section was replaced by a cable car in the 1970s.


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