It will be possible to cross the river for the first time by electric vehicles in Northern Greenwich near the Olympic village. The cable car opened under the sponsorship of the London Transport Directorate, the City of London, and sponsored by Emirates Airlines, is expected to host millions of tourists due to the Olympics.
The system, which is 1.1 kilometers long and consists of 34 cabins, can be reached from the Greenwich side of the river with a 5-minute journey to Royal Docks. Located at a height of 90 meters from the river, the system provides a bird's-eye view of London, while disabled people will be able to reach the cabins where 10 people can sit in a wheelchair. With 34 cabins, it was made possible to transport 2 people to the opposite side in one hour. Emirates Airlines, which sponsored 500 million pounds of the system, which was built for a total of 60 million British Pounds, holds the operating and name rights of the transportation system for the next 36 years.
“Today we are here to open the ropeways offered to the service with the contribution of Emirates Airlines,” said London Price Department Official Danny Price. We are very happy to be able to announce that this project has been implemented at the scheduled time and with the budget. With this project, thousands of passengers will be able to reach the opposite side by watching the London view. This project is really important; he passes the passengers from one corner to another, one of the most important points needed ”.
The crowd gathered to protest the Transport Directorate on the Greenwich side, where the opening took place, organized a demonstration to protest the salaries of bus drivers. The protest in which the 100 person attended was protesting against the fact that the salary increase for the train and subway users, which would carry thousands of people because of the Olympics, was not made to the bus drivers. The demonstrators announced that they would go on strike if their demands were not met by shouting slogans.
Protesters demanding that the city of London, where 8 million people live, to consider the weight and financial gain that the 8,8 million ticket holders will add to the transportation systems due to the Olympics, “As Unite Association, we are here to announce the rights of bus drivers. The Olympics will add great weight to the transportation system and we want it to be taken into account. ”
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