I have never seen a gondola lift (one with enclosed cabins with doors) that has doors on the side facing the cable going in the other direction. They always seem to have doors only on the side facing away from the other direction, never on both sides or always facing the middle. I wonder why this is, as this means it is impossible to have island platforms, which could be useful in saving space in some places.

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    because it is usually not needed, and it adds more moving part, and increase the risk of breakdown. anyway not related to travel.
    – Max
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 21:26
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not related to travel.
    – mts
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 22:10
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    I know many cases of cable cars with doors on both sides and island platforms.
    – JoErNanO
    Commented Nov 15, 2016 at 0:02
  • Right, there are any number of doors on both sides.
    – Fattie
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 17:36

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The cable cars used on Grouse Mountain, BC, has doors on both sides.

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    This should be a comment, not an answer.
    – Willeke
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 21:48
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    @Willeke why? It shows no explanation is necessary since the configuration does exist.
    – user29788
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 21:51

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