In summer 2012, London will get a much needed river crossing between the Royal Docks and the Greenwich peninsula, with the city’s first urban cable car.
The Mayor has secured a ten-year £36m sponsorship deal for the new cable car with Emirates Airline.
Cable car for London
The cable car will be known as the 'Emirates Air Line' and create a new connection between north and south London as it travels between the new stations of Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks.
With a journey time of just five minutes, up to 2,500 people will be able to use the Emirates Air Line per hour in each direction – equivalent to 30 buses, and it will carry around two million passengers each year.
The car is the first in a series of improvements to east London’s river crossings, and is part of a range of measures to transform the area into a hive of new business, entertainment and leisure, supported by world-class transportation.