Putney/Blackfriars River Taxi

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1778
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please update the Assembly on the growing numbers of users for the Putney/Blackfriars river taxi.

Answer

Answer for Putney/Blackfriars River Taxi

Answer for Putney/Blackfriars River Taxi

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thames Clippers took over operation of the Putney to Blackfriars river bus service on 2 April 2013, following the award of a TfL contract. Under the new contract the number of trips operated each morning and evening increased and newer, faster boats were introduced which resulted in an improved journey time.

Passenger usage of the service since 2 April has been very encouraging, with usage in the first four weeks of operation more than double that of the equivalent period the previous year.