A pretty disastrous year for the Woolwich Ferry is ending will a full weekend closure due to lack of staff.
TfL warn the closure will place additional traffic on crossings such as Blackwall Tunnel through Greenwich.
Woolwich Ferry – Due to a shortage of available crew, there will be *no service* at all this weekend. Please seek an alternate river crossing; delays may occur at the Dartford and Blackwall Tunnel crossings.
— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) December 7, 2019
Since new ferries were introduced, reducing available vessels from three to two, problems have plagued the service.
Strikes have also affected services, and now a lack of staff is seeing cessation of weekend services.
Silvertown Tunnel was approved last week which will see tolls installed at Blackwall Tunnel, and authorities will also look at installing tolls at Woolwich and removing the Royal Charter for a free ferry.
That plan is likely to go down extremely badly with a service that actually operates – let alone one plagued with problems.