A new boat service from Kent into London has launched (11 September 2017).
MBNA Thames Clippers is offering commuters the chance to swap wheels for water for four days this week and then tell them whether they would consider making the change permanently.
The 220-capacity vessel is making the journey from Gravesend’s Town Pier, off West Street, into central London and back again. It will reach Canary Wharf in 48 minutes and Embankment in one hour and 10 minutes. There is a coffee bar on-board as well as toilets, daily newspapers and the chance to sit up on deck if the weather is nice.
In exchange for the free trip, the company is asking passengers to fill out a questionnaire about their experiences and the sort of service they would like to see if it were to become permanent.
Sean Collins, chief executive officer at MBNA Thames Clippers, travelled on the first trial trip and said they could be a permanent fixture from Gravesend within 18 months.by