Chongqing Yangtze River Cableway, one of the fewest of its kind, is a cable car stretching across the Yangtze River that runs through the city. Whisking visitors high in the sky across the mountain metropolis, it is a symbol of the city, an inspiration for filmmakers and a must-do in Chongqing.
The Yangtze River Cableway was designed and manufactured in China, the length is 1166 meters, it connects Yuzhong and Nan`an districts from Xinhua Road in Jiefangbei to Shangxin Street in Danzishi. The speed of the cableway is 6 meters per second, and the whole tour takes 4 minutes.
Apart from buses, ferries, and metros, people in Chongqing are smart enough to work out the cable car in the air to get across the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, as means of public transportation.
There were two major river cableways in downtown Chongqing during the 1980s. The first one was Jialing River Cableway, put into use in 1984, one-way ticket costs only 0.1yuan at the beginning, and closed after 30-years’ operation, due to some safety concerns. The second is the Yangtze River Cableway, which has been operating since 1984, is the major means of public transportation for people crossing the Yangtze River from Yuzhong district to Nan’an for decades.
The Cableway, stretching 1,166km, one-way trip taking 5 to 6 minutes, is a tourist spot rather than public transportation nowadays. Taking the cable car can give you a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful and unique scenery in the 3D vertical city. It has become the city’s landmark and a touching memory for the locals.
Take the CRT Line 1 to the Xiaoshenzi Station, from which it is a 2-minute walk.