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The Emirates Air Line is to close for seven days later this month for "essential annual works".

The engineering works will run from March 17 to 23 and will include electric testing, weight testing and wheel inspection.

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Those living around the Thames Cable Car are to get half-price tickets under an initiative to boost flagging user numbers.

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The number of passengers using the Thames cable car has been hailed "embarrassing" after the latest report showed they had nearly halved year on year.

For the week ending December 7 just 15,049 people used the service, down from 29,340 for the same period in 2012.

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Latest figures for the Emirates Air LIne show it was down an average of 1,000 users a day last week, compared with the same period in 2012.

The seven days ending November 30 this year saw 18,572 people use the service - the lowest number since March.

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By Giles Broadbent

Standing at the window of The Crystal at the Docklands Business Club awards, we looked down the length of the Royal Docks and into the future repository for growth for London and, perhaps, Europe.

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