London is going to equip itself with a cable car to connect both banks of the Thames
par Elsa Sidawy | 07.12.10
For the 2012 Olympic Games, London intends to think big on transport. The Transport for London (TfL) state-owned company has just announced the project of a cable car connecting both banks of the Thames between the Docklands and Greenwich, in the eastern part of London. The project, the estimate cost of which is 25 million Sterling Pounds (30 million Euros), should be utterly financed with private funding. This cable car could make 2,500 passengers cross over per hour – that is the equivalent of 50 full buses – and enable people, within five minutes, to get to the 02 Arena auditorium and the ExCel exhibition centre, which will host the OG sports events. A survey is currently being carried out with riverside residents to determine what the point in this cable car is and what form it could take. The city is considering several other projects to cross the Thames in the eastern part of the English capital.
Source: Le Moniteur