We are pleased to announce that scheduled river bus services by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers have now commenced from Barking Riverside pier.
The brand-new Barking Riverside Pier is now the most eastern stop on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ RB1 route. Helping Barking Riverside residents access the river, the new service will provide new, direct travel times between central London and Barking Riverside. The service will run at peak hours Monday to Friday, and all-day during weekends, with a 20 to 30-minute frequency.
As well as connecting residents to the city’s thriving leisure and culture scene, the River Bus service will also create important new links to thousands of jobs across the capital – significantly enhancing employment opportunities for local people. In addition, the service will create a much-needed link between the north and south of the river, with journeys to Woolwich taking less than 10 minutes.
Further works to the pier and the landside approach will be taking place over the next few weeks to complete the landscaping and finishing touches. This initial launch of the service has been timed to support the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ summer timetable, with a more formal launch activities due to take place later in spring/summer this year.