The cable car across the river Thames, which was introduced for the Olympics, is set to cost £6m to be run in its first year a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Although, Transport for London failed to reveal how much the cable car has taken in fares.

The Evening Standard report:

The running costs of Boris Johnson’s £60 million Thames cable car are set to hit £6 million in its first year.

Transport for London has admitted operating costs of around £500,000 a month since the sponsored scheme, called the Emirates Air Line, was launched by the Mayor last June.

More than 1.7 million passengers have already taken the five-minute trip between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks, surpassing its first-year target of 1.3 million trips.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.