On January 9, a Fukuoka City research group concluded that building a cable car connecting Hakata Station and the Port of Hakata could be financially beneficial. The city’s preliminary calculations show that the cost of installing a ropeway to link two of Fukuoka’s main transportation hubs (approximately ¥10.1 billion), would be considerably cheaper than introducing a guided bus service running on a specially designated road (¥17.6 billion) or developing a monorail (¥36.9 billion) for the same purpose. The city will now begin to estimate a more precise cost for the construction. Mayor Soichiro Takashima first revealed his plans to build an urban ropeway at a party fundraiser in late 2017. Source: Asahi Shimbun , 1/10/2019
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