HC Deb 05 February 1991 vol 185 cc80-1W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the piers on the Thames licensed for riverbus traffic and any such piers that could receive such traffic.

Mr. McLoughlin

The Port of London Authority (PLA) indicates that the following piers are used by Riverbus Partnership on the tidal Thames:

  1. (a) Greenwich pier
  2. (b) Festival pier
  3. (c) Charing Cross pier
  4. (d) London City Airport pier
  5. (e) West India pier
  6. (f) London Bridge City pier
  7. (g) Swan lane pier
  8. (h) Chelsea harbour pier
  9. (i) Putney pier
  10. (j) Westminster pier

The following could receive such traffic:

  1. (a) Cadogan pier
  2. (b) Barrier Garden pier
  3. (c) Masthouse Terrace pier
  4. (d) Greenland pier
  5. (e) Butlers Wharf pier

Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many licences have been issued for the operations of a river taxi service on the Thames.

Mr. McLoughlin

None on the tidal reaches of the River Thames.

Passenger certificates have been issued by the Department for the eight Riverbus Partnership catamarans for the tidal reaches and 47 licences have been issued by the PLA (Port of London Authority) for other vessels carrying up to 12 passengers.

Forward to