Milestone for London’s cable car scheme

Posted By Dewi Jones

24 July 2015 - 14:37pm

The construction of a new cable car link spanning the River Thames in London has reached its latest milestone with the installation of the 1.1km (0.7-mile) steel cable by Mace.

Work has also been completed on the erection of the three main towers that form part of the Emirates Air Line and will allow 34 cabins to cross the river at a height of 90m (295ft).

The multi-million pound, Wilkinson Eyre Architects-designed cable car scheme is to provide a new link between Greenwich and the Royal Docks, with passenger service due to commence this summer.

Mace is providing design and build services on the scheme, along with its specialist facilities management firm, Macro. Cable car specialist Doppelmayr is also among the firms involved.

“Now the cable has been tensioned to the correct height, the next step will be to commence the testing of the whole system,” said Mace project director Matt Randall.

Details: www.macegroup.com

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