Passenger Transport On The Thames

Passenger Transport On The Thames

Following a joint presentation given by Beckett Rankine, London River Services and Avery Associates exploring passenger transport on the Thames hosted by Engineers Ireland earlier this year, one of our Engineers, Maurice Kerr has published his part of the presentation on the Engineers Journal Website

The article charts the history of passenger services on the Thames and how they have ebbed and flowed over the centuries, from the end of the 12th century when the Thames first became of notable trade importance and London Bridge offered the only permanent crossing over the river, through the centuries to the beginning of the 21st century and the advent of the Cross River Partnership.

Maurice also looks at the future of passenger services across the Thames and how the success of the River Action plan has seems to have secured the future of passenger services across the river for the foreseeable future, although he warns that to cement its’ recent success, river transportation needs to continue to develop and adapt to meet the changing needs of our capital city.

Maurice’s article can be found here: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2015/09/29/the-past-present-and-future-of-passenger-transport-on-the-thames-part-1/