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Boris Johnson gives Greenwich cable cars get the go ahead

PUBLISHED: 09:28 23 March 2011 | UPDATED: 10:01 23 March 2011

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved plans for a £25million cable car project.

Plans for the link between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Dock in Newham were put before the Greater London Authority on Friday for final consideration.

This comes after a report put the maximum death toll at 340 if a City Airport plane crashes into the cable cars but said the probability of it happening would be once every 15 million years.

The cable cars will carry up to 2,500 passengers an hour and are designed to cut journey times between 02 arena and the ExCel exhibition centre.

The project is due to be finished in time for the Olympics next summer.

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