Cable Car, Wellington

Cable Car, Wellington (must see)

The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway, rising 120 m over a length of 612 m. It is widely recognised as a symbol of Wellington.

The Cable Car has two cars, which start from opposite ends of the line and pass in the middle. They are attached to each other by a 30-mm diameter cable, supported by 120 rollers, which runs round a pulley at the top of the hill.

The normal operating speed is 18 km/h (5 m/s), with a maximum passenger load of around 100 (30 seated, 70 standing).

The Cable Car is used by slightly under a million people each year. In the mornings and evenings, it is used by commuters travelling between Kelburn and the city; at other times of the day, it is used by people travelling between the city and the Wellington Botanic Garden, by students attending Victoria University and living in nearby student hostels, and by many tourists, especially during summer.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 10 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am – 10 pm; Sunday & Public Holidays: 9 am – 9 pm

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Sight Name: Cable Car
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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