25 JUNE 2012
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Following last week’s Business Travel News report, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that Emirates Air Line opens to the public from midday on Thursday 28 June.
The 1,000 yards long cable car river crossing will operate seven days a week, from 07:00 to 21:00 Mondays to Fridays, 08:00 to 21:00 on Saturdays and 09:00 to 21:00 on Sundays.
TfL has confirmed that passengers will be able to use Oyster cards for payment and has developed a ‘frequent flyer’ boarding pass for regulars, which will allow them to make 10 single journeys for £16, equating to just £1.60 per single journey. A single fare will cost £4.30 (child fare £2.20). Passengers with a Travelcard or other Oyster cards (including Freedom Passes) will need to buy a (discounted) boarding pass from the ticket offices and/or vending machines.
For those who want the experience of an extended journey to enjoy the views of the City, Canary Wharf, the Thames Barrier and the Olympic Park, there will be the option to take a non-stop return journey costing £6.40 with Oyster. Coupled with a trip on the DLR, it should prove to be one of London’s busiest attractions and help rejuvenate a less than attractive part of the Metropolis. www.tfl.gov.uk