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29.03.2004

Thames Clippers will mean plain sailing for Greenwich commuters

Starting from Monday 05 April, Greenwich commuters will be able to make their trip into central London via the River on the Thames Clippers Commuter service.

The new service, to be monitored by London River Services, on a six month trial will operate Monday to Friday at peak times in the morning and evenings.  Starting at Greenwich Pier and calling at Masthouse Terrace (Isles of Dogs), Greenland Pier (Surrey Quays), Canary Wharf, St. Katharine Docks, London Bridge, Bankside and Blackfriars before finishing at the Savoy Pier on the Embankment (close to Cleopatra’s Needle). The first morning Westbound service will leave Greenwich Pier at 6.35am and the last evening service from Savoy Pier will be at 6.22pm to Greenwich.

The trial is in response to public demand to add a river commuter stop at the newly refurbished Greenwich Pier.  Sean Collins, Managing Director of Thames Clippers said “We are pleased to be able to extend our service to commuters in Greenwich. By working together with London River Services we hope it will prove to be a great success”.

Ticket prices start at £3.25 and other commuter passes are available including a three month version.  Please see www.thamesclippers.com or call 0207 977 6892 for full details of times and prices of this commuter service.

Alan Woods, Chairman of Thames Clippers and Greenwich resident said, “Having lived in Greenwich and Blackheath for the past 30 years, I am delighted our ground breaking commuter service has been granted a license to run from Greenwich – this new route is a fantastic way to mark 5 years of excellent service to Londoners. I can now easily travel to our east London office Pier and spend the whole day afloat!”

For all press enquires please contact Victoria Monk PR and Marketing Manager 0207 977 0044 or e-mail Victoria@thamesclippers.com

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Notes to the Editor

  • London River Services are supporting the extended route to Greenwich.
  • The departure times from Greenwich Pier are as follows:  6.35am, 6.55am, 8.10am, 9.28am and 5.42pm.
  • The departure times from Savoy Pier to Greenwich (via usual commuter route) are as follows: 7.35am, 8.54am, 5.05pm and 6.22pm.
  • The Thames Clippers commuter service has been serving commuter passengers since 1999. In 2003 the service expanded having gained the licence to run the Tate to Tate via the BA London Eye service. Thames Clippers have a more regular frequency of commuter sailings and operate throughout the day, weekends and public holidays.  The flagship Hurricane Clipper is a state of the art catamaran which bears the distinctive Damien Hirst spot artwork design making it an unmissable attraction on the Thames. Thames Clippers run a fleet of five vessels all available for corporate or private charter.