Local MP Justine Greening today welcomed the news that more river bus services are being introduced from Putney.
Justine said: “It is great news that the service between Putney and Canary Wharf is increasing in response to customer demand. Two new boats were introduced last year and the route has proved really popular with local commuters. MBNA Thames Clippers asked their regular customers what changes they would most like to see to the service and created a new timetable as a result.”
At the end of February the morning capacity doubled between the key commuting time of 7.25am and 7.55am, with the additional services from the west into central London and on to London Bridge and Canary Wharf giving a journey time from Putney to Canary Wharf in just 50 minutes. The RB6 route from Putney features a mix of stopping and new express services. There are also additional sailings on the route which include some that start part-way along the route at the new Plantation Wharf Pier during peak travel times to ensure sufficient capacity for stops such as Chelsea and Cadogan that often reach capacity with the current timetable.
Justine added: “London's river transport network has also been improved by the recent installation of pay as you go Oyster readers on all piers served by the Clippers so it is really a fantastic and convenient way to travel to and from central London.”