I suppose it is a bit cruel to describe the Emirates Airline, the only urban cable car in the UK, as a ghost line. Unfortunately, I’m not the first person to point out that it is severely underused.
So why is the cable car so empty?
If you are a tourist wishing to ride for fun, it’s a reasonable trek out to the O2 / Excel area to take the ride.
If you want to use the cable car as a transport option to cross the Thames, it’s that bit more expensive than using the rail connection and certainly not the fastest way to travel.
But that would be entirely missing the point. If you fancy a cheap adventure ride with spectacular views of the O2, the Isle of Dogs and London City Airport, the effort and the cost are extremely well worth it. And there probably won’t be any queues…
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