The London Olympics is just round the corner. In the run up to the most spectacular sporting event of all time, the administration is busy sprucing up the city with new innovative and eco-friendly additions. The latest is the new cable car christened Emirates Air Line that promises a new experience across the Thames.
The new cable car system is sponsored by Emirates Airlines and designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. It is expected to connect visitors traveling from the city’s Olympic venues to existing public transport lines.
The cable car system boasts the ability to transport 2,500 passengers per hour, which is equivalent to 50 buses.
With a total cost £60 million having been pumped into this project, the new cable car service is expected to improve travel across the river between the O2 Arena in Greenwich to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. Visitors will be able to cross the river in only 5 minutes and it also provides the views ofLondonCity, which is restricted when you travel by bus. Cyclists are also allowed to bring along their bikes in the car.
The cable car service will be open from 7am to 9pm during the week, and on Saturdays the service runs from 8am to 9pm and on Sundays from 9am to 9pm. Tickets are priced at £4.30 for adults and £3.20 for those who use Oyster pay.
The cable car project which started back in 2010 took two years to complete . The Olympics is getting better every passing day.
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