1 Siemens Brothers Way  

51.507313, 0.016887 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

The Crystal Building. Sculptural composition to the west of the building. Inscription
Second line
SR.09

Historical background

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

The Emirates Air Line cable car is the only cable car in London, it runs above the Thames and joins together the north and south bank from the Royal Docks to the Greenwich Peninsula. The main investor for this project was Emirates Airlines, total investment was 60 million pounds making it the most expensive cable car in the world. Now the Emirates Air Line cable car is the part of Transport for London. They built this expensive funicular in a short period of time, from August 2011 to May 2012, and managed to finish it just before the opening of the Olympic Games 2012.

The route is 1.1 kilometre long. The cable line has the capacity to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction, the equivalent of 30 buses. The cable car trip takes approximately 5-10 minutes depending on traffic (in busy hours the line goes faster). Apart from being a quick route from one river bank to another it is an enjoyable trip with a great bird eye views of London.

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