Thames cable car to open at midday

The Emirates Air Line.
The Emirates Air Line. Credit: London Tonight

The UK's first urban cable car is due to open in east London at midday.

The line crosses over the Thames, creating a direct link between the 02 Arena in Greenwich and the ExCel exhibition centre.

It can carry 2,500 people an hour.

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Thames Cable car opens

A River Thames crossing with a difference opens to the public.