Organizers of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London recently announced that a planned cable car that will transport passengers over the River Thames on the way to and from events would be operational in late June. Called the Emirates Air Line after the Middle Eastern airline that invested $56 million for naming rights for the first ten years of operation, the new cable car will ferry passengers between Greenwich and the Royal Docks. Each trip between the two destinations will cover one kilometer and afford passengers a spectacular view of Olympic Park, the Thames Barrier, a series of massive flood control structures in the river, the Canary Wharf financial district and London itself.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was especially pleased that the project was finished in time for the Olympic Games.
"The Emirates Air Line is part of my plan to develop a package of new river crossings in east London and transform the surrounding area into a vibrant new metropolitan quarter that will attract new jobs, homes and enterprise."
The Air Line features 34 cable cars that can comfortably accommodate up to ten people. The cable cars and the infrastructure resemble the gondola cars found in many European ski resorts. Each one-way trip is expected to cost 3.2 English pounds, or around $5.
We know of another world-famous destination that is also known for cable cars! They are an integral part of the Bay Area experience, and very few visitors to San Francisco leave without taking at least one cable car ride. However, the problem with these cable cars is that they run on fixed routes and may or may not be able to take you where you want to go. If you are looking for an authentic cable car experience that can transport you and your friends and family all over the city and surrounding area, why not check out our San Francisco cable car rentals?
Each cable car in our fleet is built to look just like the cable cars seen in postcards and photographs, but these can take you wherever you’d like to go! Each can transport up to 34 guests very comfortably and affordably, and you can choose from open-air models for an authentic San Francisco experience or our enclosed models to shield you from the winds coming off the Bay. For more information or to reserve a San Francisco cable car rental for an upcoming visit, just give us a call at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936!