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Emirates to Fly Trans-Thames

Emirates to Fly Trans-Thames

Next summer Emirates will commence its shortest route ever – a five-minute ‘flight’ every 30 seconds at a dizzying height of 160 feet (49 metres) across the River Thames in London.

The ‘Emirates Air Line’ will be a 34-gondola cable car from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula (the O2) to Emirates Royal Docks (the ExCeL exhibition centre) and will feature on London Underground maps – in Emirates red, of course – in Emirates’ £36m 10-year sponsorship of the £60m project.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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