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The cable car should either be run as a tourist attraction or alternatively as an integral form of public transport – Caroline Pidgeon

December 17, 2014 3:49 PM

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on news that the cable car appears to have no regular commuters, following a freedom of information request made by Darryl Chamberlain of the 853 blog said:

"It is amazing that the cable car had no regular customers during a recent week in October.

"The cable car should either be run as a tourist attraction or alternatively as an integral form of public transport, where people with a relevant travelcard can travel for free and an Oyster Pay As You Go fare should be the same as a single bus fare.

"Despite the large amount of public money that went into the cable car and after two and half of years of operation it is regrettable that the Mayor and TfL have never managed to make a decision as to what purpose the cable car should serve."

ENDS

Notes to editors:

The 853 blog article can be seen here:

http://853blog.com/2014/12/16/emirates-air-line-cable-car-now-has-no-regular-commuters/

  1. Further information showing the breakdown of ticket sales for the cable car should have been published by the Mayor of London. The enclosed question should have been answered over three weeks ago.

http://questions.london.gov.uk/QuestionSearch/searchclient/questions/question_278343