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

June 18, 2014 10:51 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

The cable car ride offers breathtaking views of the mountains. 

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

The first floor has space for about 30 people.

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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


Photographs: Courtesy, Stanserhorn Cabrio

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

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