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Suspended: Cable car breakdown leaves passengers stranded in baking heat
GREENWICH'S cable car system broke down today, leaving passengers hanging over the river in baking heat.
The breakdown, which Transport for London (TfL) have blamed on a technical fault, occurred at around 11.45am this morning.
One passenger, Alistair Owens, tweeted: "London Emirates cable car has broken down and we're dangling mid air over the docks -- seem to be evacuating..."
Once safely back ashore he wrote the ride had turned out to be a "great school holiday mini adventure".
But another twitter user wrote that passengers coming off looked 'shattered' and there was speculation that the system had been affected by the high temperatures.
A spokesman for TfL said: "All passengers were safely back on the terminal by 12.18pm and water and first aid were made available to them.
"We would like to apologise to anyone affected."
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