Activity Description:Emirates Air Line (Thames Cable Car) is a Transport for London (TfL) gondola lift cable car link across the River Thames in London built with sponsorship from the air carrier Emirates.
The feature is a 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) cable car line that crosses the river from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. Construction began in August 2011. The cable car is based on Monocable Detachable Gondola (MDG) technology, a system which uses a single cable for both propulsion and support, such as that used on the Medellin metrocable in Colombia. The MDG system is reportedly cheaper and quicker to install than a more complex three-cable system which would allow for larger-capacity cars.
Activity location: London
What is the activity: Sightseeing
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Activity Provider Website: http://www.emiratesairline.co.uk/
Prices: Adult £4.30
Five words that describe this activity: emirates cable car, london, sightseeing, greenwich