A UK first zero-emissions ferry option has been proposed for the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing after TfL shelved the planned bridge over escalating cost.
The proposal from Thames Clippers, which currently runs the ferry service between Canary Wharf pier and Doubletree Docklands hotel in Rotherhithe, would see three boats running concurrently said the firm.
The idea would meet demand predictions, Thames Clippers has also said, offering a 2,250 capacity per hour in each direction.
However exact details of the transport solution for the river crossing has not yet been confirmed by TfL or the Mayor.
A backlash was sparked after TfL decided to cancel the Rotherhithe Bridge last month, saying it was “currently unaffordable.”
Council leader Peter John called on the decision to be reconsidered, as did Rotherhithe’s three Labour ward councillors.
But the opposition Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Cllr Damian O’Brien slammed it as “Labour’s Garden Bridge fiasco”, arguing it showed the party could not be trusted on transport in Southwark.