Sign in or Register
 
 
Exhibition News Race Day
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!




The launch of London Technology Week drew together a cast of...

Should you open your doors to all and sundry or handpick the brands...

When it comes to insurance, it’s easy to be wise after the event....

Exhibition News July 2014
July 2014

Main sponsor climbs aboard Excel cable car link
posted on: 11/10/2011 08:50:27
Cable Car The o2 Excel London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the cable car planned for east London will be titled the Emirate Air-Line after the UAE carrier agreed to foot two-thirds of the cost of the tourist attraction.

The cable car, which will cross the Thames between the O2 Arena and Excel London, is expected to cost up to £60m, half as much again as recent forecasts.

Of this, £40m will be footed by the Emirates airline in return for naming rights. In addition to this the mayor will ‘re-brand’ London’s North Greenwich and Royal Victoria Dock historic areas Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks respectively.

London mayor Boris Johnson said: “It [the cable car] is going to have an incredible impact on tourism. It’s 330ft up: You will have an incredible view of the city.” The major added that the development should be ready in time for the 2012 London Olympics.

The Wilkinson Eyre-designed transport link will be able to carry 2,500 people per hour on the 1.1km, five-minute journey across the river in one of structure’s 34 gondola cabins.

Got a news story for EN? Email us: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
Genting still in line for NEC bid?
posted on: 31/7/2014 17:29:06
Genting, the company behind the casino development at The NEC, has refused to rule itself out of the bidding for the NEC Group.

The London Boat Show has harnessed young talent from Central Saint Martins, part of University of the Arts London (UAL) to add a modern design edge to next year’s event.

UBM secures Seatrade purchase
posted on: 31/7/2014 14:38:30
UBM has expanded its global portfolio of events serving the cruise and general maritime industries with the acquisition of organiser Seatrade Communications.

AEO announces DB Schenker partnership
posted on: 31/7/2014 12:48:50
The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has signed an exclusive 12-month agreement with leading events logistics company DB Schenker to become its official logistics partner.

I2i partners with social media firm InGo
posted on: 31/7/2014 11:36:32
I2i has announced a link-up with social networking tool InGo to support seven of its 2014 shows including Autumn Fair and Pure London.