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Monday, October 24, 2005

Riverboat commuting is on the rise

Londoners "turning" to boat travel after London Bombings

This is so weird after
my post of yesterday with Neil and mine's riverboat cruise, as today The Daily Telegraph have reported that riverboat commuting is on the rise.

"Commuter traffic on the Thames has soared since the July bombings as the river attempts to reverse the decline of the last 40 years......"

"The dramatic rise in the number of Thames commuters - 80 per cent higher than the same time last year and 40 per cent up on the pre-bombings level - comes at a time when optimism over the future of the river is at its greatest for more than a decade......"

"Peak services are operated on a 220-seat craft, with a journey from the Savoy pier, on the Embankment in central London to Canary Wharf taking 20 minutes, 10 minutes quicker than the tube. Read the full story from The Daily Telegraph here and our riverboat trip from Kew to Westminster with other transport issues below.


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