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Old April 8th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #61
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #62
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This is looking amazing.. can't wait to have a ride in it!
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Old April 11th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #63
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It won't be cheap, I think this well never be a day to day option for commuters.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #64
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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #65
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #68
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Old April 20th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #69
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Mace starts testing Thames cable car

Mace has started testing work on its cable car project across the Thames after reaching a major construction milestone earlier this month. The main contractor has now completed the erection of all three towers and the installation of a 1.1km long stretch of steel cable across the River Thames.

Matt Randall, Project Director for Mace, said: “Now the cable has been tensioned to the correct height, the next step will be to commence the testing of the whole system.” The 34 cabins will undergo a rigorous testing process which will involve hours of running the cables and cabins across the river before it is due to open for passenger service this summer.

Randall said: “The pull of the cable across the Thames has been a highly complex and intricate part of the construction of this landmark project.

“We used boats to make the initial rope connection during the short night-time window when the tide was at its lowest, working with the Port of London Authority to keep the river way clear, and this was eventually replaced with the cable itself.

Main construction works on the UK’s first urban cable car have been taking place either side of the river since July 2011. The three main towers will allow 34 cabins to cross the river at heights of up to 90 metres between the two terminals, Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks.

The three towers were manufactured in Bolton by Watson Steel and have been erected in sections via crane. At around 90m tall, the South Tower is the only tower to have been built in the River Thames next to the O2.

The cabling is made of twisted steel comprised of nearly 300 separate strands of steel and 50mm thick. It was pulled into place and tensioned using a 12-tonne winch located on the platform of the South Terminal (Emirates Greenwich Peninsula).
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:12 PM   #71
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:59 AM   #72
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In recent weeks safety tests of the £50 million network have been taking place in the hope that it will be ready by the time the Games start on July 27.

Final approval for the cable cars will be required from the Department for Transport and it is understood that the DfT is “on track” for this to be done in time.

Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary, received a formal application for approval last week, which it is currently considering.

However with her officials having worked closely with the contractors, there is optimism that the approval will be given shortly.

The cars will carry spectators and potentially competitors across the Thames in a journey lasting around five minutes

There had been fears that the Emirates Airline, as the network will be known, would not be ready in time for the Games.

In all there will be 34 cable cars carrying 2,500 passengers an hour between the ExCel Arena north of the Thames and the O2 arena, formerly the Millennium Dome.

Although the gondolas, which will travel 160 feet above the river, are due to be an eye-catching feature, they are seen as a vital cross-Thames link in east London and part of the drive to regenerate the local economy.
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Yay! Opens for passengers at midday on 28 June!

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Adult single fare - £3.20
Child single fare - £1.60
Round trip - £6.40
Frequent traveller - £16
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Old June 19th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #75
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Wonderful Cable Car. The pears are very high. Congratulate on this project. Nice.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #76
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The particular cable car system in operation in San Francisco, California, see San Francisco cable car system. A funicular consists of a pair of railway cars that alternately ascend and descend an inclined right-of-way, attached to a common cable.
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The twisting tower supports seem very underrated. They are gems.
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