Friday, August 15, 2008

Namsan cable car

Namsan cable car is an aerial tramway in Seoul. Built in 1962, it spans from the Hoehyeon-dong platform (near Myeong-dong) to the Yejang-dong platform near the top of Mt. Namsan and the N Seoul Tower. It is the first commercial cable car service for passengers in Korea.

Seoul as seen from the cable car ride up NamSan mountain

The length of the cable is 605 meters. The altitude difference of 138 meters makes a gradient of 77°. The cabins move at a speed of 3.2 m/s. It therefore takes about three minutes from a station to the other

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