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According to the London Politics Blog The Scoop, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan for a cable car across the Thames are facing delays due to safety fears.

According to The Scoop:

Plans for a cable car across the Thames have been put on hold after campaigners pointed out that it would cross the “crash zone” around London City Airport

Neither Greenwich, Newham nor the Mayor of London had previously spotted the significance of the crash zone before recommending it for approval.

But in recent weeks campaigners have repeatedly highlighted the issue forcing the Mayor to today ask Newham and Greenwich to withdraw their application:

A spokesperson for Boris Johnson told The Scoop:

The Mayor has received letters suggesting that further safety analysis of the cable car application be carried out in relation to the expansion of City Airport. To be certain these concerns are addressed he has asked the boroughs to withdraw their referrals while TfL commission a national air traffic services safety assessment.

TfL expect the assessment to be completed and a decision taken by the beginning of March.


I think the idea of the cable car is pretty cool – I hope they fan find a solution to the problem!

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.