Services expected to be operational by the end of summer
One of the boats currently operated on the river by Thames Clippers
A ferry service running adjacent to Hammersmith Bridge is now expected to be up and running by the end of summer.
Transport for London (TfL) have awarded the contract to Uber Boat Thames Clippers to run the temporary services which will take pedestrians and cyclists over the Thames while Hammersmith Bridge undergoes repair.
It is proposed that the boats will take passengers between piers located near to Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith and the Hammersmith Bridge approach in Barnes. TfL says there will be what it describes as a full programme of engagement with the local community and other river users ahead of any planning application being submitted.
The ferry will have a minimum capacity of 800 passengers an hour at peak times, with services running daily 6am-10pm.
Fares are expected to mirror buses at £1.55, subject to necessary approvals. This would include a Hopper option and the acceptance of the same concessions, including freedom passes and free travel for children. The Hopper option will allow people who arrive at the ferry by bus to change onto the ferry at no further charge, as long as they change within an hour of starting their original journey.
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March 30, 2021