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Åresymbol goes in the grave – the cable car is scrapped

Sweden's first and only cable car, which transported locals and tourists up and down Åreskutan go in the grave after 40 years of faithful service. The track is inefficient and expensive to operate, and now choosing Skistar, which operates the track, to scrap it. Probably there will be next season, but it can be already in september of this year.

People that SVT Jämtland have spoken with tell us that they have married, become evacuated and met the king in the classic cable car.

" Everyone has their own personal relationship to it. It is a special feeling to stand there in the cabin and look out over the views while you slowly slide up to the top. You choose it not only as a convenient means of transport when skiing, but for the experience, " says Lena-Marie Jansson, vacation advisor at Åre tourist information centre, to TT.

in making such a great symbol of Åre, view Lena-Marie Jansson.

" I don't think it is particularly wise decision, and there are many who will be disappointed. At the same time, I understand that you have made the decision and must take into account the economy in this case, but it is a pity that you can not place bets on to renovate it.

Philip Harlaut on Åreguiderna will miss the opportunity to bring their guests and be able to show off the beautiful scenery from the cable car, which, moreover, constitutes an attraction in and of itself.

– to remove it, there is no really good way, then you can take more lifts, and in between reach by hiking or skiing. Perhaps the most boring of all is that it will be worse availability. The who is wheelchair-bound or have difficulty getting up on the skis will no longer be able to take up.

should replace the cable car with something new that can take people all the way up to the top. But according to SVT is already planned now a new skidtorg, parking, accommodation complex and a restaurant on the site where kabinbanans station is located. A new cable car or lift to the Border it seems to not be the talk of the.

" It is clear that prejudice and have a negative effect on my business. I hope that there is a plan B, and I dream about that man would make a train or a funicular railway that runs even when the weather doesn't allow, " says Philip Harlaut.

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