Impact of London River Services on Houseboats (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0186
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent would like to know how many parties tendered for the current contract to operate vessels on the RB6 route, the key dates for the next round of procurement, and what steps are being taken to facilitate competition in future?

Answer

Answer for Impact of London River Services on Houseboats (2)

Answer for Impact of London River Services on Houseboats (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The contract to operate the current RB6 river bus route started in 2013. Two parties tendered for the London River Services contract that was won by MBNA Thames Clippers. The initial contract was for five years plus a possible additional two years. It is envisaged that the service will operate on a commercial basis beyond this period.