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Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is the leading River Bus service on the River Thames. Pre-COVID-19 services ran at 20 minute intervals between key London piers including North Greenwich for The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge City, Westminster and London Eye (Waterloo), as well as several residential piers.

Co-founded in 1999 by Sean Collins (CEO) and Alan Woods (former Chairman), the company began with one boat servicing 80 passengers a day between Greenland (Rotherhithe) and Savoy piers. In 2006 AEG, owners and operators of The O2, acquired the majority stake in the company and since then the fleet has now grown substantially to 20 vessels. River Bus Express for The O2 is an additional fast direct service connecting London Eye and London Bridge to The O2 at North Greenwich on arena event nights. In April 2013 the company won the contract to run a River Bus service from Putney to Blackfriars. This route operates under licence and boats now also stop at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, Chelsea Harbour and Cadogan Pier, bringing the total to 23 piers across the capital.

Now 21 years on from its launch, Thames Clippers passenger numbers have risen to 4.3 million in 2019. Passengers are able to use contactless payment, Oyster to pay as you go and now pre-book via the Uber app to travel with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, making river travel even easier.

A ticketing partnership with Uber launched in 2020 and encourages more people to enjoy travel by boat around the city, helping to arrange travel by river and road, all through the Uber app. Passengers can use the Uber app to purchase tickets in advance, before using a QR code on their phones to board the boats.


Uber Boat launches in London as Uber teams up with Thames Clippers

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