Woolwich ferry closed for emergency repairs

The ongoing laughing stock that is the Woolwich ferry has shut again today due to emergency repairs.

Has it ever had a two boat service for more than a day or two since ferries were replaced?

Well today it can’t manage a one boat service.

The new ferries have seen multiple issues since introduction – when three former boats were replaced with two.

Traffic is busy around Greenwich though whether that’s down too much to the ferry is unknown as it carries few vehicles these days given it’s unreliability.



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6 thoughts on “Woolwich ferry closed for emergency repairs

  • This ferry is a joke and waste of tax payers money. Its another scandal of public money being leeched.

  • As I’m not a local (live in Derbyshire), I have worked in London for years, the Blackwell tunnel is impossible when the Woolwich ferry is out of action.
    Travelling both sides of the river for work without the ferry it would be impossible.

  • the darford bridge cost 250 million to build and since has made 669 million already paying for itself and making a profit why the fuck do we still use ferrys in woolwich.

  • the idea is to toll it if traffic diverts there when blackwall gets a toll

  • The workforce strike three days a week so how can you expect a service to be efficient? They should have renewed the crew when they renewed the boats.


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