Story: Wellington places

New cable car (3rd of 3)

New cable car

In the 1970s the old cable car system was declared a safety hazard. Two new cars from Switzerland were installed in 1979, and the track was upgraded. This view of the cable car – with Kelburn Park and the city beyond – is stock-in-trade for Wellington postcards, calendars and artworks.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Western suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13787/new-cable-car (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016