First replacement service due to run on Saturday 13 June 09.
Thames Clippers, London's high speed river boats, are to start a replacement shuttle service from East India Pier (owned by Thomson Reuters) to help with congestion on arena event nights at The O2 when the Jubilee Line is closed for upgrade works. The use of the pier, situated just across the river from The O2 (QEII Pier), will provide transport links between East India DLR and The O2 helping to minimise disruption to visitors. The replacement service has been funded by TfL.
Geoff Symonds, Head of Transport Strategy, AEG Europe, commented: "AEG and The O2 welcome this vital new link between The O2 and East India DLR. We continue to work closely with TfL to deliver a robust and viable alternative for our customers during the ongoing Jubilee Line upgrade. We now aim to work towards a more permanent link for the future which could be of significant benefit for visitors to The O2, local residents and commuters."
Those travelling to and from Central London - south of the Central Line - can take the DLR to East India Station (approx 35 minutes from Bank DLR Station) which will be using a normal service. Passengers can then catch the boat shuttle which will depart every 5-7 minutes between 17:00pm and 20:30pm and 22:00pm and 00:15am. On arrival to East India Station, the pier is approximately 250 metres walk away. A valid DLR ticket will be needed to travel.
Thames Clippers ran a full fleet during the recent strike period. As well as the normal commuter services, Thames Clippers provided additional shuttle services between London Bridge and Canary Wharf and Greenland Pier and Canary Wharf during the peak morning commute increasing its capacity from 1,800 to 7,000.