Cable car compensation?

Persistent rain and strong wind today

Cable car compensation? - the possibility mskes headlines in JM

Inspire Capital Atlantic, the company awarded the construction of the Curral das Freiras cable car, refuses to believe that the project will not be completed, according to reports. However, JM knows that the Government’s decision has already been made. In response, the concessionaire warns that the investment already amounts to €8 million and is prepared to use “legal means” to recover this.

Are any local companies party to the cable car concession?

The front page highlights “a return with sold-out capacity”. The Porto Santo ferry, the Lobo Marinho, resumes the connection between Madeira and Porto Santo tomorrow and trips quickly sold out in the first few days.

Warnings for persistent rain and strong wind

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) has placed Madeira under yellow and orange warnings this Thursday, February 8th for persistent rain and strong wind – confirming posts here earlier in the week. 

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The first warnings of strong wind and rain today featured here on Tuesday

On the North Coast between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm a yellow warning will be in force for strong winds. This will be from the southwest with gusts of up to 80 km/h.

On the South Coast, between noon today and midnight on Friday, persistent rain is expected, sometimes heavy, with a yellow warning for precipitation in force. The same happens with the wind, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, with gusts of up to 80 km/h.

In mountainous regions, the weather will worsen from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with an orange alert for persistent and sometimes heavy precipitation. Porto Santo will be under yellow warning for winds with gusts of up to 80km/h.

IPMA predicts periods of rain for Madeira, which will be persistent and sometimes heavy from the afternoon onwards, especially in the highlands.

The wind will be moderate to strong (25 to 45 km/h) from the southwest, with gusts of up to 80 km/h, and strong to very strong (40 to 60 km/h) in the highlands of Madeira Island, with gusts of up to 110 km/h, starting in the morning.  

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8 thoughts on “Cable car compensation?”

  1. Well in this one is better live everything the way it is without destroying the environment with the cable car they should have a look in the other footpaths where is cable cars and improve them since many of them are crumbing away to give better security to the hikers that go hike in them . I did did the trail of Achadas da Cruz and Faja dos Frades and others last summer . I relay don’t advice no one doing Achadas da Cruz footpath since despite all the terrain is very narrow near to the cliff and the hedge there isn’t any space for any type of mistakes and even going very slow you still sliding down away the crumbing away completely .

  2. To claim that €8m has already been spent and not a spade put into the ground yet sounds like someone is hoping to gain loads of money for very little work. OK Architectural and engineering designing may have taken place but sounds like a lot of “consultants” are looking to milk the situation for every cent they can get. And never forget the legal cost always increase in these cases.


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