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Dom Rep to open Teleferico de Santo Domingo Cable Car in May

Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is about to get a new urban cable car system. The cable car will be the first in its region and will enable holidaymakers to see the city from a different angle offering panoramic views. The Teleferico de Santo Domingo will operate on a five-kilometre line that passes the city's Ozama River and the National District.

Dom Rep to open Teleferico de Santo Domingo Cable Car in May

A new urban cable car system is coming to Santo Domingo in the Caribbean next month. The Teleferico Santo Domingo will be the first urban one in the region, and is expected to take travellers to new heights above the city.

Running along a five-kilometre-long line, the cable car system will pass along the Ozama River and National District in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Travellers will be able to enjoy views looking out across the historic city and beyond to the tropical landscapes.

The line will have 215 cable cars and 36 towers, and each cabin will have capacity for ten passengers. The line will transport up to 3,000 passengers per hour in each direction, and it will travel at a speed of 18 kilometres per hour. The cable cars will be able to operate with wind speeds up to 70 miles per hour.

With more than 83 per cent of Santo Domingo’s population heavily reliant on the public transport system, the new line is expected to take 20 minutes off the average commute across the city. Passengers will be able to use the metro, bus system and cable car in Santo Domingo using a single ticket.

The cable car line provides an eco-friendly and quiet transport option for residents and tourists, that could reduce traffic in the city and be an example to other cities. There is currently a cable car line operating in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, but the Teleferico de Santo Domingo is the first urban one. The city also has the region’s only metro system.

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic. Which blends the old with the new. The vibrant colonial city has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Caribbean thanks to its tourist attractions, luxury hotels, historic architecture, gourmet restaurants and stylish boutiques. The city is divided by the Ozama River, and is home to Victorian houses, tree-lined streets, boutique hotels, lively bars, and world-class casinos.

There are also a number of historic monuments and attractions such as Columbus's Lighthouse, and the well-preserved 15th and 16th century architecture, including Iglesia Regina Angelorum and the Convento de los Dominicos. Popular attractions include the Alcazar de Colon museum, Museum of Duarte, and the Museo del Ron Dominicano which becomes a bustling rum bar after hours.

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