Three cable car / gondola lift / teleférico lines linking the cities of La Paz and El Alto were completed in 2014, the first phase of an ambitious project to relieve traffic congestion. They form the largest urban Cable-Propelled Transit (CPT) system in the world, consisting of 11 stations, 74 towers / pylons and covering a total length of nearly 10.5km. The 427 gondolas each seat 10 passengers and the network is capable of moving up to 18,000 people / hour. The system was built by the Austrian company Doppelmayr at a cost of $234.6 million financed by the Bolivian government, and is administered by the state company Mi Teleférico. The first line (the Red Line) officially opened in May 2014; the others (Yellow and Green lines) were in service by December 2014. On December 18th 2014 the 10 millionth passenger to use the sytem passed through the turnstiles! In January 2015 president Evo Morales passed a law confirming plans to build 6 more lines at a cost of $450 million. The first of these, the Blue Line from La Ceja to Rio Seco in El Alto, entered service in March 2017. This gallery contains images of the construction of the cable car system, inauguration ceremonies and views of the cities of La Paz and El Alto with the cable cars.