Cable car to start running by the end of June

By Rob Virtue on June 18, 2012 10:08 AM |

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Olympics visitors will be able to get from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks in one transport link after it was announced the cable car will be running from the end of June.

The river crossing, called the Emirates Air Line, will be in operation from June 28 - a month before the Games start.

There had been much debate over whether it would launch in time for the Olympics, with Transport for London only confirming a target date of summer 2012.

However, the news that it would be open to the public by the end of this month was confirmed on Monday morning.

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It comes after weeks of safety checks on the cross-river link.

The cable car will run until 9pm every evening, with opening times at 7am on Monday to Friday, 8am on Saturdays and 9am on Sundays.

There will be extended opening times for late events in the area, including Games-time. These will be revealed at a later date.

Single journeys for adults will cost £3.20 using Oyster cards or £4.30 without. A multi-journey ticket of 10 single trips costs £16.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "On 28 June this spectacular new addition to London's skyline will provide a much needed new river crossing in the east of our great city. It will open up access to jobs in the Royal Docks enterprise zone and attract businesses and investors to a previously under exploited area.

"The Emirates Air Line is part of my plan to develop a package of new river crossings in east London and transform the surrounding area into a vibrant new metropolitan quarter that will attract new jobs, homes and enterprise."

President of sponsor Emirates Airline Tim Clark said: "The Emirates Air Line will bridge people closer, enabling them to discover, connect and express their ideas about this diverse city through crossing its majestic river, providing an incredible travel experience for residents, commuters and visitors alike."

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Question said:

Will this be part of the monthly travel card then or are we going to get robbed each time we use it?

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