|Teleférico da Providência|
|Owner||Prefecture of the City of Rio de Janeiro|
|Locale||Providência, Rio de Janeiro|
|Transit type||Gondola lift|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||3|
|Began operation||2 July 2014|
|Operator(s)||Consórcio Porto Novo|
|Number of vehicles||16|
|System length||721 m (0.448 mi)|
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