THE CABLE car across the Thames will open next week, it has been announced.
Passengers will be able to make the journey from Greenwich to the Royal Docks when the Emirates Air Line officially opens at midday on Thursday June 28th.
A single journey for adult Oyster card users will cost £3.20 with children between 5 and 15 paying £1.60. Children under 5 will travel for free in the gondolas, each of which can fit up to two bikes in.
Travelcard and Freedom card users will pay as the same as Oyster Pay As You Go users but frequent flyers can buy ten trips on the cable for £16. Journeys across the river will be available up until nine o'clock seven days a week although hours will be extended when events take place nearby.
Construction of the £60 million cable car started last summer and contractors Mace have raced to complete it before London 2012.
Peter Hendy CBE, London's Transport Commissioner, said: 'Passengers will very soon get to experience this unique and exciting new addition to London's transport network."
Emirates Air Line opening hours
Monday - Friday: 07:00 to 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 21:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 21:00