Emirates Cable Car: how many Londoners actually use it? (podcast)

Up in the sky - riding the Emirates Air Line (photo by Transporting London team)
Up in the sky – riding the Emirates Air Line (photo by Transporting London team)

Have you ever wondered who rides the fancy cable car that rides above the O2 between the two not-so-busy London stations? We asked an TFL cable car employee about it.

Emirates Air Line was opened on 28 June 2012. It brought a lot of criticism and was labeled as white elephant of London due to the high building costs and low usage by the residents. We asked one of the cable car employees, who are the people that ride the cable car. The employee wished to remain anonymous.

 

“99 per cent are tourist from the UK and from abroad” – cable car employee.

So if you fancy going on the Emirates Air Line, go on a sunny lazy day of sightseeing. The tickets costs £4.50 and it takes 10 minutes to get to the other side (originally it took only 5 minutes, but it was changed so that tourists would spend more time in the sky). Enjoy!

Now read about 9 types of weird people you meet on London Tube.

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