The Thames Clippers river bus expands to Barking Riverside in May

London’s river bus service is expanding and will reach Barking Riverside in May. When it opens, they expect the services to run at peak times on weekdays and all day on weekends with a frequency of 20-30 minutes.

The Thames Clippers service will connect Barking Riverside residential construction with central London, with travel times from Barking Riverside to Greenwich and Canary Wharf will take 28 and 40 minutes respectively, with central London (Tower Pier) available in around 50 minutes.

For residents of Barking Riverside, it is potentially more helpful that it is 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal for faster train connections to London. Even when the Barking Riverside station opens later this year, it’s likely to be faster (if not cheaper) to take the river bus to Woolwich, then it’s a few minutes walk to the Elizabeth line station.

The Riverbus Service is a Barking Riverside project, co-sponsored by Uber Boat of the Thames Clippers and supported by £ 600,000 from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

However, it was to open last year.

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