After a 12-week test run and two inspections by transportation experts, Taipei's Maokong cable car system in Muzha (木柵) will begin operation on July 4, the Taipei City Government announced yesterday.
I snapped this photo of a sign in the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station yesterday. Expect to see plenty of signs and advertisements for the cable cars in the MRT as the MRT are also responsible for operating the cable car system. Interestingly they use the word "Gondola" instead of cable cars. In Mandarin the cable cars are called kōngzhōng lǎnchē (空中纜車), usually shortened to lǎnchē (纜車).
This morning I rode my bike out to Muzha and took a few photos of the station at the Taipei Zoo.
View of the Taipei Zoo Station.
Close up view of the Taipei Zoo Station with cable cars operating.
View of the cable cars just as they enter and exit the Taipei Zoo Station.
Once the cable cars are running I will go and take a ride. I will post a report and more photos here.