The Emirates Air Line

Installing a Leading LV Switchgear System for Emirates

AF Switchgear were selected to supply the LV switchgear package for the Emirates Airline cable car project in London.

LV Switchgear is low-voltage switchgear that is designed to safely and efficiently distribute electrical power.

Sponsored by Emirates Airlines and built by Doppelmayr, the entire cable car system and Gondola stations were built at a cost of approx. £60,000,000.

The cable car link, connecting the Royal Docks to the East and Greenwich to the West, was built within a tight timescale to ensure it was ready for the London 2012 Olympics.

Travelling over 1 Kilometre, the Gondola’s pass over the River Thames at a height of 30 metres.

At full capacity, the Emirates Air Line was designed to carry up to 2,500 people per hour or 260,000 people per week to suit the demand at peak times.

More than 13 million journeys have been made on the Emirates Air Line since its opening.

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