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I wanted to ask about the noise, but found this in the meantime:

Italy: A greener way to travel to Umbria's capital | Travel | guardian.co.uk

Many locals though have given it a cold welcome, complaining about the continuous hum of the cable pulleys.

So it's a cable railway. It seemed non-standard even for peoplemovers, but I indeed find a different technological origin in the same article:

Built by Leitner Technologies, an Italian engineering firm better known for its ski gondolas and high-speed lifts, the mini metro is being hailed as an engineering first.

I hear a faint echo of the Monorail Song.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 04:02:07 PM EST
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