The urban cable-car in Brest – F. Tanneau/ AFP

So this is nerd. Everything was ready, the minister had made the trip and champagne and petit fours were waiting to be tasted. But it will have to wait a little while to open as it should be the urban cable-car in Brest, the first of its kind in France.

A power outage that occurred Saturday morning prevented the unit from operating properly. The cable car should be open to the public from 10: 00 am, but a power failure has occurred in the area of the device a little earlier, so that a first cabin carrying the journalists reached their destination.

” the power has been turned off voluntarily during the trip to the cabin “

According to Philippe Pennissier, a director of the company Seirel, transportation specialist by cables, and has installed the electrical part, ” the power has been turned off voluntarily during the trip to the cabin “. The incident occurred while several dozens of firemen were protesting not far away, with a great deal of ice. At eleven o’clock in the morning, the power was still not restored.

The first urban cable-car in France

The urban cable-car in Brest crosses the Penfeld, the river that separates the city in two. The two tunnels had to be built-in on Saturday morning to the public transport network of agglomeration brestoise. These are the first in France to operate in urban areas.

With a surface area of 13 m2, two dwellings, oval in shape and entirely glass, offering a 360-degree view on the city, its harbour, its port, its castle of the Seventeenth century, its military base and the Capuchin, a former industrial site in the military in the course of rehabilitation.

The total cost is estimated at 19.1 million euro

The two cabins can carry up to 60 persons each, and operate with winds of near 110 km/h. A portion of the glass cabins is hue with the approach of the dwellings in order to preserve the privacy of their residents, and a porthole placed on the ground provides an original view on the Penfeld, 70 meters to the bottom. Previously, for crossing the Penfeld, on the banks of which the base is installed in the military, Brestois have had to choose between the two bridges are heavily used during peak hours.

the overall cost of The cable car is estimated at 19.1 million euros (including studies and infrastructure works), while the construction of a third bridge would have cost between 30 and 60 million euros, according to the Brest métropole océane (BMO).

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