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Running between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks, Emirates Air Line provides easy access to the O2 Arena and Excel London. The terminals are also close to the Tube, DLR, buses and river boat services.
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
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 crossing will encourage regeneration in the area, help people access attractions, and bring tourists to the Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Victoria Dock. It could also help to relieve pressure on the Jubilee Line.