Thames Clipper service to Royal Wharf now open

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Thames Clipper service to Royal Wharf now open

From Thursday 7 November, the Thames Clipper will make an extra stop at Royal Wharf, connecting the Royal Docks with the rest of the Thames transport line.

Thames Clipper extends to Royal Wharf

The new pier stops at Royal Wharf, serving the Royal Docks every 20-30 minutes.

The newly-opened pier – located at Royal Wharf – provides new transport options for Royal Docks residents as well as visitors to London City Airport and Excel. It will also offer better connections to the residents of Woolwich, adding an additional stop between the final destination on the Clipper route and North Greenwich Pier.

Situated within the Royal Docks regeneration area the Royal Wharf pier is a result of the continued investment in the area's transport infrastructure.

The addition of the wharf alongside London City Airport, the Emirates Air Line and the Docklands Light Railway means the Royal Docks is quickly becoming one of the most connected parts of east London. More connections means more opportunities, making the Royal Docks an exciting locale for current residents, home buyers, businesses and investors.

The Thames Clipper

The Thames Clipper serves 23 points along the river, from Woolwich to Putney. Photo by Robert Pittman via Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0).

The service is scheduled to run every 20-30 minutes in the mornings and at peak evening times. The service at the weekend will run every thirty minutes.

The new pier having launched for public service is an incredible achievement for all involved, and a great addition for Royal Wharf and Newham residents

Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive, Ballymore

The new service offers a journey time of 38 minutes to central London, hopping off at London Bridge City Pier, and it’ll take in some of London’s most beautiful sites along the way, including the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and Tower Bridge. It's definitely the most picturesque way to travel through the city.

According to the latest phase of the University of Greenwich wellness research conducted in June 2019, Londoners who commute by boat are still the happiest and most relaxed commuters.