Mace cable car to fly in time for Olympics

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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The new £50m cable car linking two Olympic venues across the Thames will  be ready to take its first passengers ahead of the Games.

Transport for London has announced that design-and-build contractor Mace’s scheme will open to the public on June 28 following extensive testing of the crossing.

London Mayor Boris Johnson told the BBC: “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.”

Doubts over a firm opening date had continued as Mace carried-out test runs on the 34 cabins of the Emirates Air Line.

The load tests were part of a series of rigorous safety trials following completion of the three towers with cabling extended across the river between the O2 and Excel centres.

Cabins travel across 1.1km of cable, 90m above the Thames.

A single adult fare on the pay-as-you-go Oyster card will cost £3.20 while the cash fare will be £4.30.

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