Cable Cars Could Link London's 2012 Olympics Venues

Officials in London have announced a plan to link the city's 2012 Olympics venues through a system of cable cars.

The plan will cost £25 million, but will be financed privately.

"The £25m scheme, devised by Transport for London (TfL), would increase the number of river crossings east of Tower Bridge, serve as a tourist attraction, and cut travel times between two major Olympic and Paralympic venues – the O2 and ExCeL – ahead of the 2012 games.

According to TfL, the cable car system could provide a crossing every 30 seconds and carry up to 2,500 passengers an hour in each direction - the equivalent of 50 busloads. It would be fully accessible for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users and pushchairs."

Full Story: Thames cable car plan to link Olympic venues in time for 2012 games

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