Mayor of London announced the construction of the UK's first urban cable car, for which carbon emissions savings remain uncertain.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that work will start shortly on what is being hailed as the UK's first urban cable car. The scheme forms part of the East London regeneration programme, and is being hailed as a low- carbon emission transport alternative to cars and buses, with no impact on air quality, although, the scale of the project's potential carbon emissions savings remains unclear.
The urban cable car will stretch 1.1 km across the River Thames, from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks, the transit system will use 34 gondola cabins with a capacity to carry up to 2,500 people per hour. It is predicted to carry two million passengers per year.