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System of Underground Ski-Lifts as a Subway

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Inexpensive if a bit slow transport. I suppose they wouldn't necessarily have to be underground, but it might be better if operated during windy days.

Essentially, several continuous, cable-pulley loops with slow-moving, attached cars.

The HVAC could be a challenge...

RayfordSteele, Dec 02 2019

The Carmelit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmelit
[theircompetitor, Dec 02 2019]

For [theircompetitor] https://www.google....LAHoQ4dUDCAY&uact=5
These are chairlifts, as found on most skifields. A Carmelit they are not. [neutrinos_shadow, Dec 03 2019]


       This is so brilliant it's a wonder no-one has thought of it before! Have the chairs "detachable" to move to the stations for on- & off-ing (many ski-field chairlifts do this already).
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 02 2019

       been done, I'm afraid
theircompetitor, Dec 02 2019

       Umm, the "Carmelit" is not anything like a chairlift...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 02 2019

       it's a funicular underground. How not? Oh you mean a detached chair lift? But not all chair lifts are detached, and otherwise, it's exactly like a chair lift.
theircompetitor, Dec 02 2019

       been skiing for about 40 years, I'm aware. But the pulley system and the gear system at top and bottom is same.   

       Note the idea says cars, not seats or chairs.
theircompetitor, Dec 03 2019

       //says cars// er, yes. But (to me, at least...) a "ski-lift" is the open chair version. Enclosed is generally a "cable-car".
[RayfordSteele], are you out there? Help us clean up this confusion...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 03 2019

       Cable-car is what I'm afraid it would have to evolve to, as the air underground would not be the most pleasant unless there were a monster ac system all throughout.
RayfordSteele, Dec 08 2019


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