Two nacelles, allowing crossing the Penfeld, the river that separates the city in two, can carry up to 1,850 persons per day.
The urban cable-car in Brest has been inaugurated in the presence of the minister of the environment, Ségolène Royal, on Saturday, November 19. It allows you to traverse the Penfeld, the river that separates the city in two. The two nacelles, which were to be built-in on Saturday morning to the public transport network of agglomeration brestoise, are the first in France to operate in urban areas.
With a surface area of 13 m2, the two interiors, oval and entirely glass, offering a 360-degree view on the city, its harbour, its port, its castle of the XVIIe century, its military base and the Capuchin, a former industrial site in the military in the course of rehabilitation. 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, in order to cross 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 cable car will now be able to carry up to 1,850 persons per day, or 675 000 per year thanks to operation 358 days a year from 7: 30 a.m. to 00: 30.
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 cost between 30 million and 60 million euros, according to the Brest métropole océane (BMO).
The cable car was expected to be open to the public from 10 hours, 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. 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. the ” Following the intervention of the ERDF, the current was re-established “, said the prefecture of the Finistère, explaining that an investigation was in progress ” to determine the origin of this cut “.
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