TfL hangs hopes on £25m cable car

Transport for London has
unveiled plans for the UK’s first urban cable car which will
link the O2 to Excel London as part of a £25m

proposals, which are currently under public consultation in collaboration with
the London Development Agency (LDA), include a privately-funded, fully
accessible cable car for pedestrians and cyclists which would cut travel times
between the two major venues, and be open ahead of the 2012

The cable
car could provide a crossing every 30 seconds carrying up to 2,500 passengers an
hour in each direction, equivalent to the capacity of 50 buses.

Mayor of
London, Boris Johnson, says of the scheme: “A
cable car spanning the majestic Thames would not only provide a unique and
pioneering addition to London’s skyline, but also offer a serene and
joyful journey across the river.

“It would
also provide a much needed enhancement of cross-river options to the east of the

The aim is
to fund the construction of the scheme entirely from private finance, and
discussions are ongoing with a number of private sector organisations that have
expressed interest in the project, according to

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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