Greenwich Council approves cruise liner terminal and cable car

Greenwich Council tonight approved two major schemes designed to strengthen the Peninsula's tourist infrastructure in time for the London Olympics:

1. A terminal at Enderby Wharf capable of handling cruise liners and a new public space connected to the Thames Path.

2. A cable car, which will link the O2 with the Excel centre, providing a new river crossing and a connection with the Jubilee Line at North Greenwich.

Darryl from 853Blog has been providing a live Twitter feed from the Council meeting and reports that both projects were backed unanimously.

Both are expected to be ready in time for the 2012 Olympics, for which Greenwich is one of the host boroughs.