Fans of the most famous mountain in Zagreb have been waiting for the new Sljeme Cable Car since 2007 after the old one stopped working. The reason for that was a malfunction on the engine, after which it was concluded that it was better to start building a new one than to repair the old Cable Car.
The Cable Car started operating in 1963 for the purpose of transporting athletes and mountaineers.
The old Zagreb Cable Car had a shorter route – 4000 meters. The route was one of the longest in Europe. It is interesting to note that the ride lasted about 20 minutes.