Birmingham transport bosses are considering plans for a cable car in the city centre linking New Street Station, the Bull Ring and the Moor Street/High Speed 2 terminal.
West Midlands transport authority Centro is holding a seminar in the New Year, where it will hear from architects and engineers who worked on the Emirates Air Line in London.
A spokesman for the city’s Chamber of Commerce expressed surprise at the idea, adding that he was concerned about the impact decreased footfall might potentially have on shopkeepers.
Birmingham City Council is looking into a number of improvements to its infrastructure to prepare for the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2). An extension of the Midland Metro along Bull Street and Carrs Lane is planned along with the renovation of New Street Station. Centro is also looking at reinstating the Camp Hill and Tamworth rail lines.