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|London Cable Car: Half a million passengers take off in first six weeks of Emirates Air Line|
UK's first urban cable car takes 500,000 passengers over the River Thames
Just six weeks since the Mayor of London officially launched the Capital's newest mode of transport, more than 500,000 passengers have been taken over the River Thames.
On average, since the start of the Olympics more than 20,000 flights have been taken on the Emirates Air Line each day.
London's newest mode of transport is open seven days a week and has extended its opening hours later into the evening during Games-time.
Since 27 July and through to 12 August, and from 29 August to 9 September, the Air Line will operate until 23.30.
Passengers will be able to cross the Thames at night and enjoy the stunning 360 degree views of our Olympic and Paralympic city as the sun goes down and the bright lights of London come on.
The capital's popular new addition to the transport network has flown passengers from London, the UK and further afield.
Since it opened six weeks ago, the Emirates Air Line has also been the home to dozens of live media broadcasts as well as a music gig called 90 metres up in the air by singer Newton Faulkner.
'People from the local areas and commuters have taken up frequent flyer passes to quickly and conveniently cross the river'
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