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China's longest and steepest cable car back in business

Updated: 2018-10-26

chinadaily.com.cn

Changshou Cable Car in Southwest China's Chongqing started operating again this month after technical maintenance and upgrading.

China's longest and steepest cable car back in business

Passengers wait in line for Chongqing Changshou Cable Car on Oct 1, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Built in 1964, it is the oldest cable car still in use in China. Designed by Chinese famous bridge expert Mao Yisheng, it is 282 meters long with 110 meters in vertical height, the longest and steepest one in the country.

China's longest and steepest cable car back in business

Chongqing Changshou Cable Car, designed by famous Chinese bridge expert Mao Yisheng, starts operating on Oct 1, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

In Chongqing, known as a mountainous city, cable cars used to be one of the major transportation options.

China's longest and steepest cable car back in business

Chongqing Changshou Cable Car, designed by famous Chinese bridge expert Mao Yisheng, starts operating on Oct 1, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Changshou Cable Car has transported over 2 billion passengers since its launch, according to local transportation authorities.

China's longest and steepest cable car back in business

Chongqing Changshou Cable Car, designed by famous Chinese bridge expert Mao Yisheng, starts operating on Oct 1, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

With development of other public transports in recent years, the number of cable car passengers has fallen and it has become a tourist attraction.

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