Teleférico da Providência

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Teleférico da Providência
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Overview
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
Operation
Began operation 2 July 2014
Operator(s) Consórcio Porto Novo
Number of vehicles 16
Technical
System length 721 m (0.448 mi)

Teleférico da Providência is a gondola lift service operating in the Central region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cable car runs between Central do Brasil and Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, servicing the unofficial neighborhood of Providência. [1] [2]

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Opening

The cable car service was opened on 2 July 2014 by Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes. At opening the operating hours were 9:00am–11:00am with plans to phase in increased operating hours of 6:00am–9:00pm on weekdays; 7:00am–7:00pm on Saturdays; and 9:00am–6:00pm on Sundays and holidays. [3] [4] The cable car service closed in December 2016 and has not resumed service since then. https://extra.globo.com/noticias/rio/telefericos-do-alemao-da-providencia-viram-sucata-22553797.html

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References

  1. "Favela mais antiga do Rio ganha teleférico". Estadão (in Portuguese). 2 July 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. David, Flávia (2 July 2014). "Prefeitura inaugura o teleférico do Morro da Providência" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  3. "Prefeitura do Rio inaugura teleférico". Band.com.br (in Portuguese). 2 July 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  4. "Prefeitura do Rio inaugura Teleférico da Providência" (in Portuguese). Companhia de Desenvolvimento Urbano da Região do Porto do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 8 December 2014.