Stadslinbana i Göteborg – kunde ha blivit ett nytt sätt att åka kollektivt
Nu är det sista beslutet fattat och det innebär att projekt Göteborgs stadslinbana Järntorget – Wieselgrensplatsen avbryts och inte blir verklighet. Den politiska processen har pågått sedan i december 2019 i både Göteborgs Stad och i Västra Götalandsregionen då stadslinbanan finansieras genom den så kallade Sverigeförhandlingen där de båda organisationerna är partners med staten. Nu har Göteborgs Stad och Västra Götalandsregionen inlett förhandling med staten om att avbryta avtalet om Göteborgs stadslinbana Järntorget – Wieselgrensplatsen.
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Building a cable car system across the river was one of the many suggestions that emerged when the City Authority asked the people of Gothenburg for ideas about how we should mark the City's 400th Anniversary in 2021.We have continued to work on the idea. What do you think of this?
Things have moved very quickly indeed. From being a 'fun idea' in 2012, where the emphasis was on it being a tourist attraction, it has developed three years later into a concrete proposal for a new form of public transport. In autumn 2014, the Traffic and Public Transport Authority conducted a preliminary study dealing with a cable car system in Gothenburg.
The preliminary study reinforces the notion that a cable car system could very well work as a supplementary form of public transport or as a complement to a pedestrian and cycling infrastructure across the river in Gothenburg. A cable car system, with its extremely high frequency and reliability, would be a way of offering passengers a comfortable means of travel with very little energy consumption and relatively low operating costs.
One of the main advantages of a cable car system is its potential to offer a high frequency service that would offer very good and continuous capacity. Increasing the service level would not result in higher staffing costs as the gondolas do not need to be manned. A cable car system is also extremely energy efficient, virtually silent and a very safe and reliable mode of transport.
The operating costs are relatively low and the construction time is short as it is possible to build all the support masts at the same time. Generally, it can be said that the investment and operating COSTs are considerably higher for a cable car system than for a bus system but lower than for a tram system. The investment costs, however, are low compared with investment in an alternative cross-river infrastructure.
One of the disadvantages of a cable car system is that it would be a relatively prominent feature in the city landscape and it would require considerable thought in the design phase for it to blend in. Another disadvantage is that it could be a problem for people who are afraid of heights. It could also be regarded as being unsafe as the gondolas are unmanned and the stations could be deserted unless the location is planned very carefully. Manning the stations is a possibility. Legislation governing cable car systems is currently not adapted to a public transport system.