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Enjoy great views and a unique ride across the Thames on Emirates Air Line.

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.

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  • Fly across London

  • 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

  • Don Broco celebrate Emirates Air Line's first anniversary

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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:

Check Live travel news or call our 24 hour travel information phone line on 0843 222 1234 for the latest travel information

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 Emirates Air Line was built to support current and future regeneration in east London.

Regeneration of the area is already well underway, as illustrated in June 2013 when the Mayor of London announced a £1.5bn deal with the Silvertown Partnership to transform Silvertown Quays in London's Royal Docks into an innovative new quarter that will be able to accommodate more than 1,500 new homes, restaurants, cafes, galleries and leisure facilities both on and off the water, making it a thriving destination for Londoners and visitors to live, work and enjoy.

Work on the first phase of the site is expected to begin in 2014/15.

To find out more visit the Emirates Air Line website 

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