Service Changes - Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Last updated: Tuesday 4 January 2022

Winter timetable from 10 January

Please be aware that from Monday 10 January 2022 there will be changes to our current weekday timetable affecting all zones and most routes. These changes will mainly affect the off peak period and will allow us to maximise vessel maintenance as well as crew training during the quieter winter months.

The weekend timetable and the RB4 timetable (weekday and weekend) remain unchanged.

The key changes to the weekday timetable include:

  • Peak morning and evening RB1 and RB6 sailings largely remain the same with the exception of a few services that will have slightly earlier or later start times.
  • Improved frequency for morning RB6 services going into central London from piers in the West Zone, with the introduction of two runs at 0745 and 1045 from Putney.
  • RB2 will only operate on weekends and is replaced by the RB1 during the week.
  • RB1 off peak services will operate between Battersea Power Station and North Greenwich piers creating a daily direct link between the two areas.
  • RB1 off peak services will run every 20 minutes improving frequency at residential piers between Battersea Power Station and North Greenwich piers during the day.

Please check the timetable before travelling. 

View winter timetable


2022 fares

Good news!  Our current fares remain unchanged for January 2022 but we are reviewing a subsequent increase from March 2022.  We will try to give you as much notice as possible for any fare changes.

Thank you for your continued custom, and may we take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy Christmas and New Year.

Ban on e-scooters and e-unicycles

Effective from Monday 10 January 2022, in line with Transport for London (TfL) e-scooters and e-unicycles will no longer be permitted on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessels or on our piers.

Following incidents on the TfL network, caused primarily by the Lithium-ion batteries’ malfunction, a TfL risk assessment has concluded that whilst not all e-scooters and e-unicycles pose the same risk, it is currently too difficult to differentiate between the quality of their build and manufacture. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ own risk assessment concludes that whilst there is a lesser risk on board, with passengers able to move to other areas of the vessel in the event of an e-scooter battery igniting, there could still be a risk from toxic fumes.

Whilst Uber Boat by Thames Clippers supports an environment of ‘connected mobility’ to meet our customers’ full transport requirements, until such time as TfL revisits the blanket ban, and can distinguish between regulated TfL trial e-scooters and unregulated private e-scooters, we are aligning with TfL to ban the carriage of e-scooter and e-unicycles on board our vessels and piers. This includes models that can be folded or carried.

Our priority remains the health and safety of our staff and passengers.

Important Note: this ban does NOT affect e-bicycles and mobility scooters, which are still permitted on board and on our piers. Mobility scooters remain subject to pre-approval, via our Mobility Scooter Recognition Scheme.

Please ask a member of our staff on board or at the piers if you have any questions relating to this issue.

Sail safely

All our services still have an enhanced cleaning regime and social distancing measures in place. Please remember face coverings are mandatory on all public transport and must be worn on all piers and vessels unless exempt.

Our café bars are open with special measures in place; you may remove your face covering to eat or drink on board.

Please use our Lifebuoy hand sanitiser stations and adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures.

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