Plans for alcohol and live music on Emirates Air Line cable car

PUBLISHED: 13:35 31 August 2016

The Emirates Air Line cable cars could soon serve alcohol

The Emirates Air Line cable cars could soon serve alcohol


Cable car users could soon be sipping bubbly and partying into the night above the Thames under new plans to boost numbers.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR), on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), has applied for a licence to sell alcohol on the Emirates Air Line, which links the Royal Docks with Greenwich.

As well as selling booze between 10am and 1.30am the next morning, transport bosses are also hoping to host disco and karaoke nights, play live music and show films at the transport link’s southern terminal next to the O2 arena.

Licensing bosses from Newham Council have written to object the plans on the grounds of “the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, pubic safety and prevention of children from harm”.

Officers from the Met have also raised concerns over security, CCTV cameras and staff training and have demanded that alcohol is only drunk inside the terminals and cable car capsules.

A decision will be made at a licensing sub-committee meeting of Greenwich Council on Monday.

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