Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car was launched today and operates between the O2 (North Greenwich) and ExCeL conference centre in London.
The cable cars in operation
The main entrance to the Emirates Airline Cable Cars
The Station is not far from North Greenwich underground station and it's just behind the O2
People queuing up for tickets behind me
An oyster card can be used by topping it up or u can purchase a ticket on it's own for your journey.
Just like the London Eye the cars don't stop but they slow down and mover very very slowly so people can get off and get in
Approximately 6-8 people fit in one car and you must remain seated at all times during your travel.
Moi before boarding the car
Cable Cars that were behind our car from the top
Beautiful scene of the river Thames
U can get a fantastic view of the O2 and Canary Wharf from above
Arriving at Royal Docks
Arrival at Emirates Greenwich Pennisula
The Thames cable car has been officially opened, just before the Olympic Games.
The £45 million pound project will allow commuters and tourists to cross the river Thames between the O2 Arena and the ExCel exhibition centre at Royal Docks in London.
The cars travel 300 feet above the river, which gives a panoramic view of the city.
A single trip on the cable car costs £3.20 ad a return which is what I had cost £6.40, more than double the price of the equivalent journey by train.
It was launched by London mayor Boris Johnson, who said: "Get on this cable car immediately. It's beautiful, worth every penny and a stunning piece of engineering."
The car will help athletes and officials at the Games reach the O2, which will host basketball and gymnastics.
I must admit it's a bit scary once u reach the top, looking down into the waters of river Thames but the views are amazing as u can see from the pictures I have taken. Get onboard and enjoy yourself too.