World’s first see-through cablecar
The world’s highest cableway is set to open in 2019 in Switzerland with the very first see-through floor feature. Switzerland Tourism says operations will start in November 2018, while the grand opening will take place in September 2019. A total of 25 gondolas will transport up to 2,000 passengers per hour up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on Klein Matterhorn.
Out of the 25 cabins, four will be encrusted in 250,000 Swarovski crystals that will sparkle in the sunlight and the floors will turn from opaque to clear three minutes into the journey and 170 metres above the ground, revealing the dramatic and rugged scenery beneath.
Not for the faint-hearted, the effect is made possible by an active laminate glass sheet powered by electricity, which turns the milky white floor to transparent within seconds. Every gondola will have 28 comfortable and spacious seats finished in the finest materials including leather and Alcantara. Only four special gondolas will feature the added crystal embellishment and the added thrill of the see-through floors.