Where is the Emirates Air Line cable car service located?
The Emirates Air Line is a 0.62-mile (1.00 km) cable car service run by Transport for London (TfL) between the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Victoria Dock in London, United Kingdom. It carries 34 cabins across the Thames at up to 90 metres (300 ft) above ground level, providing stunning views across London. On a clear day, passengers can see as far as Wembley Stadium, 13 miles away.
After years of planning, the Emirates Air Line took one year to construct and opened on 28th June 2012. Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Expedition Engineering and Buro Happold collaborated on the design, featuring three helix towers supporting the long steel cable. Each cable car can carry up to 10 passengers, meaning 2500 people can travel every hour. This is the equivalent of 50 busloads.
From the cable car, passengers can appreciate the unique design of the O2 Dome in Greenwich, and in the distance, skyscrapers such as The Shard and One Canada Square (Canary Wharf), the 30 St Mary Axe building (the Gherkin), the London Eye and, on a clear day, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which connects Dartford in Kent with Thurrock in Essex.