Gallery: London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Ai...

 
Commuters and visitors in London will have a new way to travel across the Thames thanks to a brand new cable car system that opens today. Sponsored by Emirates Airlines, the UK's first urban cable car system has the capacity to transport 2,500 passengers per hour in each direction, which is equivalent to 50 buses in the same time frame. The Emirates Air Line project was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and provides spectacular views of the London skyline at 90 meters in the air as it efficiently connects visitors traveling from the city's Olympic venues to existing public transit lines.

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