Cable car system eyed in Baguio

Cable car system eyed in Baguio

/ 04:26 PM June 25, 2024

Baguio City Burnham Park

WHEN NIGHT FALLS At least a million tourists are drawn to Baguio City each year to experience its cool weather, food, culture and many tourist attractions, including Burnham Park and its sparkling man-made lagoon, shown in this Jan. 11 panoramic nighttime photo. NEIL CLARK ONGCHANGCO

MANILA, Philippines — Baguio City is associated with a cold climate, strawberry farming, and beautiful landscapes, but what about cable cars?

That’s a possibility, as the Bases Conversion and Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan-based company Zip Infrastructure Co. Ltd. for a feasibility study on a cable car system called Zippar, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Tuesday.


Zipper will be installed in Camp John Hay.


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“The Zippar or self-driven cable cars to be tested in Baguio City, could be a game-changer for urban public transport while presenting an ideal green transport model. But we choose to temper our excitement with the need to first undertake the requisite feasibility studies,” Bautista said in a statement

“We hope to determine the possibility of adopting Zippar to a highly congested metropolis like Metro Manila,” he added.

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The proposed cable car system will be automated and will be operated from a control center, the DOTr chief said.

“If we can maintain the momentum of public transport innovations, we can be certain of achieving the promised benefits of these projects,” he added.

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