Oyster to operate on Putney riverbus

Oyster to operate on Putney riverbusOyster holders living in property to rent in the London borough of Wandsworth will soon be able to use their pre-paid pass to travel on the Putney to Blackfriars riverbus service.

Councillors have welcomed the proposals, which are designed to make it easier and cheaper for people to travel to work using the river Thames.

It is also hoped that this development will decrease the number of people that travel by road and Tube.

The Putney to Blackfriars riverbus currently carries about 15,000 passengers each year, but it is thought that this could rise to well above 350,000 with the introduction of Oyster payment.

Wandsworth Council's transport spokesman, Ravi Govindia, said that he would like to see more of the borough's residents take the boat to work.

"It's environmentally friendly, a great way to experience the city and a pleasant alternative to cars, buses, tubes or trains," he explained.

Earlier this week, residents and businesses in Wandsworth were urged to register their views on the new transport proposals included in the borough's Local Implementation Plan.

Posted by Ben Carter

Published 26th January, 2011

© 2011 Estates IT Limited

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