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Emirates Air Line is located by The O2 at North Greenwich (on the Jubilee line) and Royal Victoria (on the DLR). It provides easy access to The O2 arena and Excel London. The terminals are close to the Tube, DLR, buses and river boat services.
Over three million journeys have been made on Emirates Air Line so far.
Fly across London
See the twinkling lights of London by night
Spectacular views of the O2 at dusk
Cabins arrive every 30 seconds
Over one million people have flown on Emirates Air Line so far
Enjoy the 1.1km journey from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks
Taking off from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula terminal
Amazing views for the whole family. Children under 5 years travel free
Don Broco celebrate Emirates Air Line's first anniversary
Temporary disruption due to weather conditions
The Emirates Air Line cable car system is designed to operate throughout the year and in most weather conditions. However, cable cars are not designed to operate in extreme weather conditions and, for safety reasons, the service may close due to:
- Threat of lightning and thunder - this may impact the service for a short time. The cable car system may close for less than 20 minutes, before the storm passes and service resumes.
- Very strong winds - this is likely to lead to a longer period of 'No Service' as wind speed tends to reduce at a gradual rate.
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Sponsorship and funding
Emirates have sponsored the fast, regular and accessible crossing in a deal worth £36m over 10 years. We're also applying for EU funding.
The Emirates Air Line was built to support current and future regeneration in east London.
Regeneration of the area is already well underway, as illustrated in June 2013 when the Mayor of London announced a £1.5bn deal with the Silvertown Partnership to transform Silvertown Quays in London's Royal Docks into an innovative new quarter that will be able to accommodate more than 1,500 new homes, restaurants, cafes, galleries and leisure facilities both on and off the water, making it a thriving destination for Londoners and visitors to live, work and enjoy.
Work on the first phase of the site is expected to begin in 2014/15.