The city has now given the go-ahead for a brand new cable car, which will hopefully be unveiled in 2025 and it’s set to be an incredible addition to Amsterdam’s public transport system. It will be able to transport up to 100,000 people a day across the IJ – 35 people per cabin, or 10 people with 10 bicycles.
This new cable car has been commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation and designed by UNStudio, and the proposed track has now been extended so that it connects with Isolatorweg Metro station, which will be great news for plenty of people living in the area.
Additionally, construction of the cable cars will coincide with construction of two new bridges, one from Houthavens to NDSM and another over the IJ near Java-eiland. However, these bridges will not be functional until well after the cable cars are up and running, and we may have to wait until 2040 to travel across them.
So, as the city continues to expand and develop we could wave goodbye to a reliance on ferries as a method of public transport, whilst still discouraging the use of cars. You can read more about the design of these new cable cars an bridges on the UNStudio website.