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Tests have begun of the £60m new cable car system

Tests have begun of the £60m new cable car system across the River Thames in East London, ahead of its opening this summer. The 1.1km-long Emirates Air Line creates a direct link between the O2 Arena on Greenwich Peninsula and the ExCeL centre in Royal Docks. The 34 cabins have capacity to carry 2,500 people an hour in each direction. Emirates has provided £36m of funding under a ten-year sponsorship deal. TfL is still awaiting news of its £8m bid to the European Regional...

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