Cable car anniversary

Today is the first birthday of the Emirates Airline cable car.

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Boris: cable car is 'supporting regeneration'

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes a ride on the Emirates Air Line cable car. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

Mayor of London Boris Jonson insists that the cable car is bringing jobs and growth to east London.

He said: "The Emirates Air Line is doing exactly what it set out to do and supporting regeneration of an area with huge potential to provide new jobs and homes.

"The £1.5bn deal to transform the Silvertown Quays in London’s Royal Docks is a superb illustration of how providing new transport links like the cable car can be the perfect spur for economic growth.

“As the customer satisfaction scores show, Londoners and visitors from around the world thoroughly enjoy using this innovative transport experience".

Rock band to mark one year of Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks in London. Credit: Julian Stratenschulte

It's exactly one year since the Emirates Air Line opened at the Royal Docks.

To celebrate, two lucky people will be serenaded by a rock band, in a cable car, this afternoon.

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