Time to mix up your mode of public transport!
Ever get tired of sitting in traffic, or dejectedly waiting for the next rush hour tube after the previous two have been full to the brim? Well, you could have a new, more aquatic option at your disposal come the end of the summer. [Featured Image: StephM_93, Shutterstock].
A new ferry service, run by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, looks set to launch in Hammersmith in a bid to help those affected by the reparations to Hammersmith Bridge. This public service will have commuters feeling like they’re taking on the vast oceans on their way to work, as the service carries pedestrians and cyclists across the river.
There will be two piers used to pick up passengers–one at Queen Caroline street; and the other by the Hammersmith Bridge approach in Barnes. The trusty ferries are expected to carry at least 800 people at peak times.
Services run between 6am-10pm and the new ferry service will match the price of a bus (£1.55). Just imagine taking to the waters on a gloriously sunny day in the capital at no extra charge to your usual journey.
Hammersmith Bridge is closed to motorised traffic for the next two years, while damage to its iron structure gets repaired. The new boat service is to be wheelchair accessible, with Hopper options and concessions available.