10 journeys in 12 months: £16
Private cabin hire: £86
So it looks as though £3.20 in each direction is the best available which does seem a little expensive to me (especially when Boris said it was £1.60 a ticket. He must have been talking about a Child discounted single...).
Or maybe 1/10th of the multi journey ticket?
So it looks as though £3.20 in each direction is the best available which does seem a little expensive to me
And when public money is no object.
Hmm, there has been some rather ripe reporting going on about this. Loads of headline '£60 million cost to build) yet all the press from both local and national are now saying it cost £45 million to build. So with £36 million from Emirates and £8 million from the European fund or somethign then it hasnt cost the public purse much at all.
If the figures are to be believed.
I love the way people are saying how it's such an expensive option compared with the Undertube, and how it's such poor value compared with an All Zones 5 day Oyster Card or whatever, and it can only carry 47% of the number of people per hour as the Coronation Line; none of that is the point, is it. It's a novelty for the Tourists. It's like the Routemaster heritage routes, or the sightseeing boats.
I've just watched a video of somebody's trip on the cable car, had to laugh at the announcement as it sets off; "Welcome to the Emirates Air Line, we will be reaching a cruising altitude of up to 295 feet". What a joke.
I suppose most people who will use it at first will just be people who are curious to see what it is and what it's like, it's quite expensive to use as regular transport but as a tourist gimmick it's fairly cheap compared to other tourist attractions.
Yes, well done but that can still be construed as flying could it not? Also given that they are being sponsored by an 'Airline' then it is rather clever.