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> posted by   on February 21st 2012
 

Emirates Airline’s Cable Car

From summer 2012, the new crossing will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the river Thames from stations at Greenwich Peninsula and The Royal Victoria Docks.

The Emirates Air Line will be the first urban cable car system of its kind in the UK, and a much-needed river crossing in the area – reducing travel time to five minutes.

Emirates have sponsored the fast, regular and accessible crossing in a deal worth £36m over 10 years. The crossing will encourage regeneration in the area and provide access to visitor attractions. The Emirates Air Line will be able to carry up to 2,500 people an hour across the river in each direction, something that would otherwise take 30 buses an hour to achieve.  As a new landmark on the London skyline, it will connect local communities, improve access to visitor destinations either side of the river and speed up river crossings. It will also encourage regeneration at The Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula, each a dedicated enterprise zone, with plans for a floating village, SS Robin and Siemens Technology Centre to be opened on the north side of the river.

Inspired by: Transport of London

Watch movie: Emirates Air Line Cable Car

 
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