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The London Cable Car is open for tourists visting South London the long, slow and expensive way

by | 28th, June 2012

THE London Cable Car is go! Transport for London’s gondola lift cable cars are taking people across the River Thames, making the half-mile crossing between Greenwich and the Royal Docks that little starrier. From the 34 cabins you can see the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf, South London, the Thames Barrier, Brixton and my granny’s house. A one-way ticket on the ‘Emirates Air Line’ costs £3.20. Each pod holds up to 10 passengers.

The fares are :
Cash single fare:

Adult boarding pass £4.30
Child boarding pass £2.20

Fare for Oyster pay as you go users, Travelcard & Freedom Pass holders:

Adult boarding pass: £3.20
Child boarding pass: £1.60

Frequent flyer ticket (10 journeys)

Adult boarding pass: £16
Child boarding pass: n/a

The last flights are at 9pm. If a big show is on at, say the O2, the time might be extended. First flights are 7am. The early flights take five minutes. The afternoon ones take 10.

The big question is: why? Is it public transport or tourist attraction?  John Bull notes:

Although Oyster discounts are supported, journeys on the Cable Car won’t contribute to the daily cap and at least at first glance won’t be covered by a travelcard itself. TfL’s announcement also seems to suggest that it won’t

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