A new pier has opened in East London.

Left - Right: Sean Collins, Heidi Alexander, Sean Mulryan.

A new pier has opened in the east end and will provide commuters with a new transport link for travelling to and from central London across the river.

The journey will take 38 minutes between the new Royal Wharf Pier and London Bridge City Pier.

The route follows along the Thames and travels towards London City Airport to support the growth in the east of the city.

The Thames Clippers service runs the river bus lets commuters travel from the Royal Wharf Pier directly to central piers such as Westminster, London Eye and Embankment.

The CEO of Thames Clippers, Sean Collins said: “Increasing access to such a key transport hub will be of real benefit to the 4 million passengers who use our service each year.”

The river bus is available every 30 minutes during peak times and over the weekends.

The developer company that built the pier, Ballymore Group are also working on the London City Island project, in Greenwich.

Chairman and Chief Executive of Ballymore, Sean Mulryan commented: “This is an incredible achievement for all involved.”

Tickets for the river bus boat service are available with prices starting at £27.00 for a one-week pass.

By Morgan Fotheringham.

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