Cable car (4)

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What contingency plans are in place to deal with the additional strain that would be put on the existing public transport network should the estimated 2,500 people an hour that are planned to use the Cable Car during the Olympics, not be able to use the Cable Car?


Answer for Cable car (4)

Answer for Cable car (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The figure of 2,500 people per hour is the maximum capacity and not a forecast of usage.

The Emirates Air Line is not part of the Olympic Transport Plan. If it opens before the Games it would therefore provide an alternative for some spectators to other modes of transport.