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Thames Riverbus Concept Resurrected

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29 April 1996

After several failed initiatives, a number of companies are looking to offer a riverbus service between central London and the Greenwich area. This is good news to Greenwich residents, who would welcome the river taking more commuters off the roads.

An application by Thamescat to restart a service between Greenwich and central London using 62-seat catamarans throughout the year has thus far not met with Port of London approval--mainly on the grounds that in their opinion the initiative would merely take away from existing trade.

Meanwhile Portsmouth-based White Horse Ferries has developed and already placed in service a new class of Trimaran 12/60 Fast Ferry between Gravesend in Kent and Tilbury in Essex--and are currently constructing two more for a proposed half-hour scheduled service between Charing Cross and Canary Wharf.

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