Gothenburg Cable Car

Plans are emerging for a cable car in Gothenburg as an entirely new way of crossing the river between Järntorget and Wieselgrensplatsen and it could be in place in time for the 400th anniversary celebrations in 2021. If the cable car becomes a reality, we can look forward to a smooth, rapid journey across the river, which will take just a few minutes. And best of all – you can take in the splendid view of our beautiful city as you do so.

Rapid journey across the river in an expanding Gothenburg

Gothenburg is growing at an enormous rate. The city is being densified on both sides of the river, and there is greater movement of people between the different districts. Between the city’s two large bridges, there are plans for a new and extremely graceful way of crossing the river – by cable car.

Preparations are in progress to locate the cable car station on the mainland at Järntorget. As the cable cars need to pass above the roofs of the buildings, you will need to take a lift to the station. If you miss a connection, it’s not the end of the world – a new car will arrive every 45 seconds.

The first stop is Lindholmen and the journey takes no more than 4½ minutes. If you choose to remain on board, it will take a further 3½ minutes to the Västra Ramberget station. The whole journey to the terminus at Wieselgrensplatsen will take about 12 minutes.

It is not as expensive to build a cable car compared to a bridge or tunnel. Cable cars are also more environmentally friendly, virtually silent, and a very safe mode of transport – three times safer than a bus or tram, and 50 times safer than a car.

Cable cars are also more environmentally friendly, virtually silent, and a very safe mode of transport – three times safer than a bus or tram, and 50 times safer than a car

Cable cars are also reliable and robust in poor weather conditions. In the event of strong winds, they will of course stop operating. But the same also applies today on Älvsborg Bridge.

Anniversary initiatives

Here we list some of the anniversary initiatives that will develop Gothenburg. Read more at www.goteborg2021.com/english.

21 February 2018