Mayor Boris Johnson announces new ferry services between Newham and Greenwich

The launch of A new ferry service running between Gallions Reach at Beckton and Thamesmead was confirmed by London Mayor Boris Johnson last night.

Along with a promised road tunnel between the Royal Docks at Silvertown and Greenwich Peninsular the ferry is viewed as a big way to ease congestion either side of the river.

The ferry is planned to launch by 2017.

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter