TFL to take over Woolwich Ferry from Briggs Marine

The Mayor of London told LBC: “One of the things that’s causing concern – and LBC brought this to the attention of other Londoners – is the awful service that residents in the South-East of London have been experiencing with the Woolwich Ferry.

“There has been an unreasonable amount of closures caused by technical difficulties, but also by industrial action.

“So I’ve decided that we’re going to bring back this service in-house and TfL will be running this later this year.”

“We would like to thank Briggs Marine for running this operation over the years, and particularly for supporting us through the upcoming transition period.”

The transition to an in-house operation is expected to complete by the end of the year. TfL added that it will not cost any more to take the contract back.