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    As far as passenger overloading it won't happen. There is an employee their to direct traffic. They take a quick count of how many available seats and direct that number to board. The car pulls into the station and travels at a snails pace, it never comes to a complete stop. My guess it is a 15 second window for those to get off and those to board. Considering this is the opening test things went simple marvelous...……………. Watch out Metro cuz Teleferico is now the "it thing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    That’s like 100 in each direction... the loop

    Yes, impressive and not meant as a tourist attraction....for the people...
    Public transportation 
    Yes, NOT a tourist attraction like the Puerto Plata Teleferico. This one is for the people who live here, the ones who can say this is their island. I am so happy for them...…...

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    Stick a fork in the brutos in the transport mafia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt202 View Post
    Stick a fork in the brutos in the transport mafia.
    LOL, are they done yet? Metro, Teleferico, Uber,,,,,,,,, what's next?

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    Skiers know the routine...

    It doesn’t stop , you move on and board 
    Somebody watching for overloading... 
    what? 6-8 passengers a gondola

    Works smooth as silk....even in clunky ski boots  

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    Well, well.. What a surprise:

    From DR1:
    President Danilo Medina was in Los Alcarrizos on Thursday, 7 June 2018, for the ground-breaking for the Los Alcarrizos Skylift. This would be the second built by the government in the Province of Santo Domingo. A first was built to transport passengers from Gualey in the National District to Los Tres Brazos in Santo Domingo East and onwards.

    This time the skylift would connect Los Alcarrizos with the just started Interurban Cibao Terminal. The government announced an investment of RD$8 billion for the skylift and the terminal.

    The skylift is being seen as a more economical option than the underground metro lines. The Los Alcarrizos skylift would serve the municipalities of Los Alcarrizos, Santo Domingo West and the National District, a population of around 400,000 people.

    As contemplated, six stations would be built over 11 km. These are:
    Puente Blanco, Terminal Interurbana del Cibao at the entrance to Los Alcarrizos, Av. Monumental-Manoguayabo, Prolongación Av. 27 de Febrero, Duarte Highway Km. 9 (Metro Station María Montez), Herrera (connecting to the Metro.)

    The Interurban Cibao Terminal will offer bus service to 65 routes to the east, six urban bus corridors, parking for vehicles, minibuses, bicycles, motorcycles, and passenger rest room areas.

    Present at the ceremony was the director of the National Transit and Ground Transport Institute (Intrant), Claudia Franchesca de los Santos; Public Works Minister Gonzalo Castillo; Administrative Minister of the Presidency José Ramón Peralta and the director of the Metropolitan Bus Service Office (Omsa) Hector Mojica.

    Claudia Franchesca de los Santos of Intrant said that both the Los Alcarrizos Skylift and the Multimodal Terminal are part of the strategic national road safety plan and the reordering of transport in the country.
    Public Works Minister Castillo said that the works will benefit populations in around 14 provinces.

    Nevertheless, Jose Antonio Martínez Rojas writes in Hoy that the government should stick to the plan for the extension of the second metro line. He says the demand at that point is much much more than a skylift will be able to handle. He said the line 2 will also serve the populations in Pantoja and Manoguayabo. He suggests the Medina administration use its new business and diplomatic relations with the Popular Republic of China government to enlist support to build the additional metro lines. He said the priority is the line from Los Alcarrizos to Km. 9 of Duarte Highway, that of Multicentro at Av. San Vicente de Paul to San Isidro.

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    Went for my second ride and the original excitement has ended. No long wait in line and the curious have dwindled down. Still operating smooth as silk and clean as a whistle. The cars themselves are surprisingly not hot at all. They are well ventilated at the top and the bottom and I guess being up in the air and constantly on the move you get a real nice breeze.

    The rooftop advertising has started. Yes, advertisements for a couple of products. One section about ten of the buildings have painted their roof different Caribbean "bright" colors and a few with designs. Not sure who paid for the paint jobs cause I can't see the owners spending that money.

    About all the use I will get out of the Teleferico is an occasional joy ride. Ride from beginning to end and reverse is an easy way to kill some time especially if you bring someone with young kids. Better than the amusement park. LOL

    Metro Line 2 to Eduardo Brito and transfer there without ever going outside.

    Most areas you ride over will have you thinking how fortunate you are you don't have to live like that...……..

    The Ozama River from overhead looks like, well don't think I can use that word without it getting censored.

    Favorite attractions? The pool out in nowhere and the curbside inground pool. The pool out in nowhere I wonder how do you get there and the curbside pool I question is it a real pool or did a bulldozer and backhoe just come in one day and dig a deep hole to let rain fill it up.

    So if you just happened to be in Santo Domingo and want to kill some time. Do the Metro - Teleferico tour, all gringo friendly and safe.

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    It looks fantastic!

    I hope they build a second Metro Line.

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    I rode the Metro Line 1 recently just for the experience at $55DOP round trip from end to end. The experience was very pleasant and uneventful; the cars were clean, quiet and airconditioned. Will do Line 2 soon and the Teleferico at least once.

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