The Thames could be getting a new cross-river ferry

Of all the ways of getting around London, travelling by boat is one of the most underrated. Thames Clippers (or Uber Boats) don’t just handily stop all along the river, but they skip traffic jams, boast terrific views and are, all-round, a much more pleasant travel experience.

And now one of those river routes could be getting a swish makeover. The cross-river service between the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in the Docklands and Canary Wharf may soon receive a sizeable revamp, thanks to a project that intends to provide new ferries and improve infrastructure on both sides of the Thames. 

Central to Thames Clippers’ plans are ferries that are all-electric and produce zero emissions, which will be bigger and quieter than the current ones. But that isn’t all. The plans also include the demolition of a pier on the south bank and the construction of a brand-new one. The new pier will feature a covered waiting area, a connecting walkway to the Thames Path and level access.

Thames Clippers says all this will shorten journey times, improve accessibility and increase capacity on the route.

You can find out more about the ferry changes and have your say about them in a public consultation here.

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