|Two New High Speed Catamarans Delivered
Vessels will soon be arriving in Fulham, Putney & Wandsworth
Two new high-speed catamarans arrived in London today to boost river transport in the capital. The boats, made in Tasmania, cost £6.5 million and are the first to be added to the MBNA Thames Clippers river bus service in seven years.
They will add extra capacity to the RB6 route from Blackfriars to Putney, which has seen a 40% increase in passenger journeys in the last 12 months.
The 150-passenger vessels - named Galaxy Clipper and Neptune Clipper - will also be used on other routes during periods of high demand.
London mayor Boris Johnson said: "These fabulous, top-of-the-range vessels will make it even easier for Londoners and visitors to our city to get from A to B by boat. Along with the introduction of Oyster readers and a major investment at Plantation Wharf, the delivery of these stunning new Clippers show that it's full steam ahead for travel on the Thames."