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Posted: 8 May 2014

Happy 15th Birthday To Us!

Thames Clippers celebrates our 15th birthday this month & look how much we’ve grown! Our CEO Sean Collins co-founded the company in 1999 with one boat, travelling between Greenland and Savoy Piers, carrying 80 passengers a day. Now we have a fleet of 13 vessels and carried over 3.3 million passengers last year. We are grateful to all of our customers for their support over the years, allowing us to reach this milestone. 

Thames Clippers is the leading River Bus service on the River Thames running a 20 minute frequency between key London piers including North Greenwich for The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and London Eye for Waterloo, as well as several residential piers. In April 2013 we won the five-year contract to run a River Bus service from Putney to Blackfriars. The new route means Thames Clippers now stop at Putney, Wandsworth Riverside, Chelsea Harbour and Cadogan Pier, a total of 19 piers across the capital.

In 2006 AEG, owners and operators of The O2, acquired the majority stake in the company allowing the company to grow further. River Bus Express for The O2 is an additional fast direct service between London Eye, London Bridge and Canary Wharf to The O2 at North Greenwich on arena event nights.

With London such a great city and the growing opportunities that are open to the river, supported by the Mayor we look forward to developing the service for both our existing customers, and also to welcome new and future customers.

We’re excited to see where the next 15 years will take us!