NEW THAMES CLIPPERS ON WAY TO THAMES
 

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Two new vessels for the MBNA Thames Clippers services are on their way from Australia.

The 150-capacity catamarans were loaded onto a ship in Hobart, Tasmania, ahead of setting off on a 10,000 mile journey to the Thames.

The two new boats represent a £6.5 million investment boost for London’s commuters and sightseers and they will provide additional capacity across the river transport network when they go into service in autumn 2015, adding additional capacity to the Putney to Blackfriars commuting service.

The MBNA Thames Clippers river bus operation carried over 3.8 million passengers in 2014.

The two new boats are the first new additions to the fleet in seven years, and have been built to a unique technical specification to be able to handle the tides, shallow waters and low bridges of the River Thames. They are 30 per cent more fuel efficient than any other vessel in the MBNA Thames Clipper fleet and are due to go into service later this year.. 

Story dated August 3rd 2015