Launched in December 2018, and operated by Transdev Colombia, the TransMiCable cable car serves "Ciudad Bolivar", a neighbourhood in the south of Bogota, located in the Andes.
TransMiCable has changed the lives of the people of Ciudad Bolivar. Long excluded from Bogotá, its schools, universities, jobs, cultural resources and health system, they now feel fully integrated. At the same time, the cable has led to a restructuring of the district, which is now open to the outside world. Five parks, cultural centres, a museum, shops, restaurants and cafés have reawakened an area that had closed in on itself. TransMiCable has been recognised by the World Bank as a model of mobility and social transformation.
TransMiCable is a durable cable: the main components of the system have been designed to withstand 30 years of wear and tear. The TransMiCable’s 163 cabins, with their solar panel roofs, carry 24,000 passengers a day, 70% of whom are concentrated at peak times. In addition to the fact that there have been no accidents since the Bogotá urban cable went into service, it is also worth noting that there have been no attacks or acts of vandalism, including during the demonstrations on 21 November 2019, when 48% of the bus stations were badly damaged. The TransMiCable was protected by the people of Ciudad Bolivar…