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OK, I can empathize with a certain sensitivity about being labelled a transit-geek. But whatever, this interesting post does call attention to the poverty of the English language in respect to "cable cars", Indeed, they may run on rails or be suspended from aerial cables. German has a much broader range of names, at least for the aerial variations (luftseilbahn, gondelbahn etc.). We need a few new words. But thanks for drawing attention to the Hungerburgbahn - a good reason to re-visit Innsbruck!
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