More Thames Passenger Boat services for the Olympics
Enhanced passenger services operated during the Olympics
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River passenger services run by operators including Thames Clippers and City Cruises were enhanced during the Games for spectators travelling to competition venues at:
- Greenwich Park (Greenwich Pier)
- North Greenwich Arena (North Greenwich Pier)
- The Royal Artillery Barracks (Woolwich Arsenal Pier – with a relatively long transfer to the venue)
To a lesser extent, the central London venues at Horse Guards Parade and the Mall were also served by river transport via Westminster and Embankment Piers.
The ODAuthority and Tfl funded two pier infrastructure projects in advance of the Games:
- a new roof on the pontoon at Greenwich Pier to improve the waiting/boarding environment for river users
- a new pontoon at Tower Pier to enhance vessel mooring capacity.
8 per cent of all Olympics spectators travelled by river
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The river was expected to carry 8% of all spectators visiting Olympic events. The principal pier owners and operators, particularly Tfl's London River Services, introduced enhanced vessel and landside pier management to cover their increased use through the Games period.
For more information on river passenger services in London, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/river (opens in a new window)