We are excited to announce the opening of the Barking Riverside pier and the start of the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers service.
Barking Riverside’s Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier opened this month, marking the first important landmark of the year and a fundamental infrastructure improvement for the development.
The pontoon arrived in Barking Riverside in late March. It crossed the sea during an overnight journey towed by Tug MTS Indus with a quick stop at Tilbury.
The pontoon was then fitted and attached to the seven piles installed by Ravestein. The canting brow (public access ramp), the longest on the London river bus network, was lifted and lodged early in April.
Services started on Friday 22nd April, with regular journeys at peak time during the working week and all day during the weekend.
We are pleased to have been able to bring forward the opening of the service and are grateful to residents and visitors for their ongoing patience and understanding whilst works are completed in the area. We are looking forward to unveiling the new look for the area soon. We and our partners, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and LBBD, have a number of events and activations planned to promote the new service to residents and visitors throughout the summer.
In other major transport news, we continue to partner with Transport for London and contractors Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick on the delivery of the station. The station box is now complete and the focus is now over to the train commissioning as well as shaping the public realm.
BRL is undertaking extensive works outside the station area, including work on the new taxi rank, which will further promote connectivity in the area.
The service is likely to start in the Autumn.
Find out more about transport at Barking Riverside.