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Gondola in Complexo do Alemão Favelas

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of testing, the Teleférico (gondola) line at the Complexo do Alemão in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) has gone into service. The cable car system, much like those used at ski resorts, can carry 3,000 passengers per hour from Bonsucesso to Palmeira, stopping at six different stations. The line resolves massive transportation issues within the area and reconnects the Zona Norte favelas with the rest of the city.

The cable car system is the first in Brazil, but not in Latin America. There are . . .

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