Bankside Pier is to be linked to Greenwich by an extension of the Thames Clippers passenger boat service.
The trial is in response to public demand to add a river commuter stop at the newly refurbished Greenwich Pier. Sean Collins, Managing Director of Thames Clippers, said:
"We are pleased to be able to extend our service to commuters in Greenwich. By working together with London River Services we hope it will prove to be a great success".
Ticket prices start at £3.25 and other commuter passes are available including a three month version. Prices and timetables will be available soon on the Thames Clippers website.
Alan Woods, Chairman of Thames Clippers and a Greenwich resident said: "Having lived in Greenwich and Blackheath for the past 30 years, I am delighted our ground breaking commuter service has been granted a license to run from Greenwich – this new route is a fantastic way to mark 5 years of excellent service to Londoners. I can now easily travel to our east London office pier and spend the whole day afloat!"
The future of the main Thames Clippers service, which operates seven days a week between Victoria Embankment and the Isle of Dogs, was assured last year when a subsidy package was agreed by Mayor Ken Livingstone.
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