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Paris’s First Gondola Finally Gets a Green Light

The long-proposed aerial tramway dubbed Cable A, which would connect some of the city’s southeastern suburbs, appears to be on track for 2025

How Cable A’s terminus at Pointe-du-Lac Metro Station may look when completed.

How Cable A’s terminus at Pointe-du-Lac Metro Station may look when completed.

Rendering: Cable A — Televal.

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By 2025, commuters near the Paris suburb of Creteil should have a new way to get to work: the French capital’s first-ever public transit gondola.

The new aerial tramway, which cleared its pre-construction feasibility studies this week, will be called Cable A, and will link several outlying but populous neighborhoods in Paris’ southeastern suburbs to the terminus of Metro line 8. Traveling a distance of 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) with five stations along its length, Cable A promises to speed trips from the district into the city center, easing connections between the network of schools, universities, hospitals and public offices scattered across the area.