Monday, November 29, 2010

London Plans Cable Car Over Thames Ahead of Olympics

Transportation planners in London are proposing a cable car system across the Thames River, to be built in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Transport for London has now sent its plans for the £25 million project - which would connect the Royal Docks in east London with the O2 in south-east London - to Newham and Greenwich councils and the Thames Gateway Corporation.

If approved, the scheme would entail construction work on two two-storey stations either side of the river, as well as three towers supporting the cable, with the project scheduled for completion in time for the 2012 Olympics in east London.

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November 11, 2010