Click here to read Policy Exchange’s new report, At a Rate of Knots – improving public transport on the River Thames
With contributions from among others, Zac Goldsmith, it recommends creating a new, waterborne Tube line, with a frequent service of high-speed boats at 20 piers from Putney to Woolwich. In less than three years, and for an initial outlay of just £30 million, we can create a fast and frequent river service, providing a low-cost way to improve London transport.
Featuring maps of how the new service would look, and a detailed timetable for rolling out changes, this major report has been written by leading transport economists with contributions from Zac Goldsmith, Justine Greening MP and the Mayor’s Advisor on Transport, Kulveer Ranger.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said:“With the right mixture of investment and imagination river services can become a truly integral part of our transport network, and I'm grateful to Policy Exchange for their constructive thoughts on how we can take our agenda forward.”