Royal Docks Cable Car: London River Crossing

Cable Car Royal Docks, River Crossing London, Emirates Air Line Project

Royal Docks Cable Car : New London River Crossing

East London Dock Building, England, UK – design by Aedas

19 Nov 2013

The Structural Awards 2013

This project is one of the winners of The Structural Awards 2013.

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photograph : Luke Hayes (left) ; Mace (right)

Award for Infrastructure or Transportation Structures
– Emirates Air Line, London, UK
Structural Designers: Expedition Engineering; Buro Happold and URS

The Structural Awards 2013 – winners

11 Sep 2012

Royal Docks London Cable Car

Design: Aedas Architects

Cable Car in East London

In summer 2012, London got a much needed river crossing between the Royal Docks and the Greenwich peninsula, with the city’s first urban cable car.

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photographs © Keepclicking

The Mayor secured a ten-year £36m sponsorship deal for the new cable car with Emirates Airline.

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photographs © Keepclicking

The cable car is officially known as the ‘Emirates Air Line’ and created a new connection between north and south London as it travels between the new stations of Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks.

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photographs © Keepclicking

With a journey time of just five minutes, up to 2,500 people are able to use the Emirates Air Line per hour in each direction. The cable car should carry around two million passengers each year.

Royal Docks London Cable Car
photograph © Keepclicking

Located adjacent to the Royal Docks terminal of the cable car:

Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre, London Docklands
Pringle Brandon / Wilkinson Eyre / Arup
Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre
photograph © Keepclicking

The East London cable car is the first in a series of improvements to the area’s river crossings.

Located close to the cable car route:

O2 Arena – former Millennium Dome
Royal Docks Buildings
photograph © Keepclicking

Excel – conference centre & exhibition halls at Royal Docks
Royal Docks Buildings
photograph copyright Keepclicking

Royal Docks Buildings
Royal Docks Buildings
photograph copyright Keepclicking

Royal Docks Cable Car images from Keepclicking

London Cable Car architects : Aedas

Emirates Royal Docks terminal: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/terminals/24132.aspx

Location:27 Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA