The London cable car which will fly commuters over the River Thames will open to the public at midday on June 28th. In total there will be 34 cable cars carrying 2,500 passengers an hour between the ExCel Arena north of the Thames and the O2 arena, formerly the Millennium Dome. London now joins cities including Barcelona, Cologne, Hong Kong, Lisbon, New York and Singapore which all operate cable car systems.
The Emirates-sponsored transport will be the first urban cable car system of its kind in the UK. It is a completely unique and exciting travel experience for London and will be both a tourist attraction and a new commuter route. The gondolas, will travel 160 feet above the river and are due to be an eye-catching feature. Commuting in these cable cars will offer stunning views of London, the River Thames and right over to the arch of Wembley with a journey lasting around five minutes.
The service will operate through the week from 07:00 BST until 21:00 The gates will open an hour later on Saturdays while the service will run from 09:00 on Sundays.
A single crossing will cost £3.20 and be available on an Oyster card. A "frequent flyer" pass for those who commute across the river, will enable passengers to by 10 journeys for £16