Taking a cable car to meet the old times
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- It was once a daily routine in Chongqing to climb up hills by cable cars. Chaotianmen Cable Car, launched in the 1980s, is a memory for generations of Chongqing locals. With the promotion of buses, rail transit, and private cars, the previously prevalent mode of transportation is disappearing. In Chongqing, the earlier-built Changshou Cable Car is still running in its pink “new dress”. For the Mountain City, it’s both a landscape and a story and memory of old times.
Early in the morning, Changshou Cable Car, located on Fengcheng Sub-district, Changshou District, Chongqing, stopped quietly and a local resident was waiting to depart with a basket of vegetables on her back. From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day, it carries elderly people rushing to the market, commuters, and tourists from far away, making the cabin full of vitality.
In 1964, Changshou Cable Car, built on the hillside and running through the river, was the main mean of transportation between the downtown of Changshou and the Changshou Hejie Street. A technical improvement of the Cable Car was started in 2016 to make it safer to drive till its “comeback” in 2018.
The Cable Car ride has also become popular among tourists after the body was changed to pink. Tourists will have a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery on both sides of the Yangtze River, the charm of Dinghui Temple, and the ancient landscape of Sandaoguai.