Thursday, 28 June 2012 9:10 AM
From 12pm today, the first passengers will be able to board the brand new Thames cable car service – taking commuters across the River Thames in London.
The 1.1 km long river crossing, which is expected to carry around to 2,500 passengers each hour, will connect Greenwich and the Royal Docks in East London. Offically named the Emirates Air Line, a single adult fare on the pay-as-you-go Oyster card will cost £3.20 while the cash fare will be £4.30.
The total cost of the project is estimated at about £60m, but it is believed that the service could become a new tourist attraction - thanks to the views of London that it offers and the non-stop round service that will also be available to passengers.
The service will operate through the week from 7am until 9pm but on Saturdays the service will operate from 8am, and on Sundays from 9am.
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