Commuters opt for river boat services while St Jude wrecks havoc on trains and tube
River boat services saw a spike in passengers this morning after the St Jude Storm wrecked havoc on rail and tube services.
A total of 36 per cent more passengers used the Thames Clippers service, which runs from Putney to Blackfriars.
Conditions on the river did not impact the service, with procedures put in place to ensure safety of passengers.
London Bridge City was the only pier which could not be served due to the danger of loose glass panes on a neighbouring building.
Councillor Russell King, cabinet member for transport, said: "Congratulations to Thames Clipper for their superb service today. It’s hard to believe they ran 100 per cent to timetable in these conditions.
"For many people in Putney and Battersea they were the only way to get to work this morning.
"The Putney to Blackfriars service has really taken off in recent months and is much faster and more frequent than it used to be. It’s a great way to get across the city."
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