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cable car

1. a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
2. a cableway
3. a passenger car on a cable railway
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Inside each San Francisco CityPASS is a San Francisco Muni & Cable Car 7-day Transportation Passport, as well as prepaid admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise, Aquarium of the Bay and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
It has emerged the same aluminium and Perspex cable car crashed 20ft into snow at the nearby Nevis Ski Complex in 1990.
There are also plans to develop cable cars to aid the tourism infrastructure.
He told the meeting that council officers did discuss the idea of cable cars across the bay as an alternative to a big wheel as a visitor attraction at the time of the previous administration, but said the idea was scrapped due to costs.
The electricty failure occurred at the time when hundreds of tourists were riding on the chairlifts and cable cars.
The cable car and bridges project will strengthen domestic tourism in Al-Ahsa.
The construction work of this project started in 2010 and authorities of Cable Car Corporation completed this project within three and half year at the rate of 6.
Seven skiers were killed on Christmas Day when their cable car fell on to rocks at the summit of the Puy de Sancy mountain, following a power cut.
Some 15 per cent of Switzerland's cable car installations may be at risk of collapse because of rising temperatures as the structures in question are anchored in permafrost--frozen ground that holds many of Switzerland's mountains together.
The ''Surviving the Sky'' challenge is said to be first of its kind in Asia where contestants have to stay cooped up in a moving cable car suspended some 90 meters above ground for a seven-day stretch with no more than a 10-minute daily toilet break for each couple outside the cable car.
More than 1,000 tourists stranded on a mountain in Nagano Prefecture after lightning hit a cable car system Sunday were safely brought down by early Monday morning on cable cars run by a standby motor.
During development the budget rose from PS25 million to PS60 million, making it one of the most expensive cable cars ever built, but more than half of the total was recouped in sponsorship.