The cable car across the Amur River will offer an alternative method of crossing crossing the border between Russia and China.
A bridge is currently being built across the Amur River, which is set to connect Blagoveshchensk, Russia and Heihe, China, but this will be supplemented by the first cross-border cable car in the world.
The station on the Russian side of the border will be designed by UN Studio - a company that was chosen after a long and arduous selection process. The architect of the station on the Chinese side of the border is yet to be announced.
60-person cabins will operate between the two cities. The journey will take approximately 7-8 minutes, with some additional time required to get through customs.
The Russian station will feature a winter garden, several observation decks, restaurants, a conference hall and other amenities. The terminal will be designed like an airport and will perform the same functions. Both parties involved will start building stations next year.
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