Cable Car

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The March Rail and Underground Panel report says, 'Passenger demand is at its busiest at weekends and during school holiday periods. The February school half term week was the second busiest week since the 2012 Games with over 51,000 passengers.' & 'Weather has a significant impact on the day to day demand, similar to an observation attraction such as the London Eye or a river cruise such as Thames Clippers.' That sounds like a tourist attraction not a fundamental part of the transport network. Do you agree, and can you give your reasons?


Answer for Cable Car

Answer for Cable Car

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am delighted that the Emirates Air Line has proven to be popular with those seeking a unique way to see the Capital and leisure users going to places such as The O2, The Crystal, WakeUp Docklands, and ExCeL.

The balance between leisure users and regular passengers will change as further regeneration and development takes place, but the popularity amongst leisure users means the Emirates Air Line is covering its operating costs while encouraging people to visit Greenwich and the Royal Docks.