The Mayor of London and Transport for London have unveiled a range of measures which aim to increase journeys on the river Thames, with a target of doubling the number of river passengers by 2020.
The £10m plan aims to boost river passenger journeys to 12 million a year. TfL’s ‘River Action Plan’ includes a new pier at Plantation Wharf in Battersea, which will open later this year, and two more piers at Battersea Power Station and Enderby Wharf
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “The River Thames played a major part in the success of a momentous 2012 and I am determined to capitalise on these achievements and safeguard the river’s central role in the future achievements of our great city. That is why I have set a target to increase passenger journeys on the Thames to 12 million a year by 2020 and to maximise its potential for high quality river travel with the building of new piers and even better facilities.”