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Other Greenwich commuter river service

TfL is funding a trial commuter river service from Greenwich to Embankment via Canary Wharf and the City.

Journeys are expected to take 15 minutes from Greenwich to Canary Wharf or 38 minutes from Greenwich to Savoy Pier at the Embankment, with return tickets costing 7.60 and discounted season tickets available.

TfL is providing 3m of funding over a 10-year period.

The service has been quite successful and some journeys are extended to Woolwich (Royal Arsenal Pier), with a 53-minute journey time from Woolwich to Savoy Pier at Embankment.

There are now four morning peak inbound services and five evening peak inbound services from Woolwich to London (with the last morning peak service terminating at Canary Whard, and the last two evening peak services running express from Woolwich to Canary Wharf), and five evening peak outbound services to Woolwich from London. In addition, there are two inbound morning services, two inbound evening services and two outbound evening services at weekends.

From Greenwich, altogether there are now nine morning peak and ten evening peak inbound (Greenwich to London) services, and six morning peak and eleven evening peak outbound (London to Greenwich) services. Morning services into London operate between 0645 and 1010, and evening services out of London operate between 1650 and 2010.

The stops along the route are:

  • Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier
  • Greenwich Pier
  • Masthouse Terrace (Isle of Dogs)
  • Greenland Pier (Surrey Quays)
  • Canary Wharf
  • St Katharine Docks
  • London Bridge
  • Bankside
  • Blackfriars
  • Savoy Pier (Embankment)


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New river service proposed
2005-06-08 13:22:02

A new river service between Woolwich Arsenal and Canary Wharf is being considered by Greenwich Council, after Berkeley Homes (developers of the large Royal Arsenal site) and Thames Clippers announced a joint six-month trial.

Links & Sources

  1. Thames Clippers
  2. TfL River Services

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