Tag Archives: inclines

A particular new funicular in GR

In a follow-up to a post from February 14, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan is now home to the state’s only and probably the world’s newest funicular. The $5 million Idema Funicular began operations in the summer of 2012 to provide access from … Continue reading

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Where mass transit matters (pt 3) – particulars of funiculars

Funiculars (or inclines) are one of my favorite modes of urban transportation due to the scenic views combined with their historic ambiance. Inclines offer a unique glimpse into the urban landscape and a fascinating mode of transport. Two cities could be easily … Continue reading

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