Will Hythe Ferry keep afloat?

Saturday 31st December 2022 Today was going to be the last day of operation for the Hythe Ferry. The hourly service links the town, on the west side of Southampton Water, with Southampton. Blue Funnel Ferries have been running the service since taking it over from previous owners White Horse Ferries in April 2017. Rising... Continue Reading →

Barking Riverside’s new service

Thursday 9th June 2022 Now in its seventh week after a low profile ‘soft’ launch the expanding area known as Barking Riverside in east London is enjoying a brand new direct service to the City and Westminster. No, I'm not talking the substantial new railway station. That's due to open later this autumn as the... Continue Reading →

Guess how many commute by boat?

Tuesday 15th September 2020 When I checked out the new Uber Boat brand for Thames Clipper's service along the River Thames a few weeks ago, I noticed the journeys in the timetable specifically aimed at commuters and thought it would be a good idea to give them a try out during these 'capacity constrained peak... Continue Reading →

Buses are back to the Hayling Ferry

Monday 31st August 2020 I last took a ride on the Hayling Ferry in November 2018. This cute little passenger ferry crosses Langstone Harbour connecting the eastern tip of Portsea Island with the extreme western tip of Hayling Island. It only takes three minutes to make the 400 yard crossing and saves a long detour... Continue Reading →

Uber Boat Launch

Saturday 8th August 2020 Thames Clippers’ six year partnership with credit card company MBNA came to an end on Monday when the naming rights of the company’s twenty boats was taken over by Uber, a company that's no stranger to transport in the Capital. Unsurprisingly details of the deal are not public but Uber gets... Continue Reading →

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