Is there a queue for the Woolwich Ferry?

Yes there are queues but it’s a unique way to get across the Thames.

How long does the Woolwich ferry take?

The journey is only 5 to 10 minutes as the river crossing here is about 1500 feet across. For drivers, there can be long queues to board so allow yourself a lot more time. While the journey is short, make it a point to look back towards London as you’ll be able to see Canary Wharf, The O2, and the Thames Barrier.

Why is Woolwich ferry free?

Closure of the Woolwich ferry would not only have repercussions on local traffic congestion, it would also mark the end of a piece of Woolwich history. The ferry has operated a free service since an Act of Parliament in 1889, and no tolls can be imposed without Parliamentary consent.

Is Woolwich ferry free for cars?

The Woolwich Ferry links Woolwich and North Woolwich. The ferry is free. The two boats used in the service carry pedestrians, cyclists, cars, vans and lorries.

How busy is Woolwich Ferry now?

Woolwich Ferry Line – current status, departures & statistics

Hour How Busy
7am-8am 3.442
8am-9am 3.68
9am-10am 3.405
10am-11am 2.984

Is the Woolwich Ferry running at the moment?

No disruptions. There are no reported disruptions at any .

What is the problem with the Woolwich Ferry?

The ferry has been plagued by poor employment relations for years, first with the previous operator Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd and now with TfL which has led to more than 30 days of strike action this year.

Is Woolwich safe?

The most dangerous area of Greenwich according to the Met Police is Woolwich Riverside with 3,110 criminal offences recorded in 2018. There was 1,119 violent offences and 1,078 reports of theft. Followed by, 269 burglaries, 224 counts of criminal damage and 173 drug offences.

What is wrong with Woolwich Ferry?

Strikes have begun again this week as frustrated employees call for changes from Transport for London (TfL). The body took control of the Woolwich Ferry at the beginning of 2021, but staff have accused them of victimising employees and undermining workers with temporary agency staff.

Is North Woolwich safe?

North Woolwich has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.

Is Woolwich nice to live in?

Part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Woolwich has truly arrived as a great place to live and work. Thanks to major property developments, crowned by the creation of the Royal Arsenal Riverside, this historic part of Southeast London has so much choice to offer renters and buyers.

Is Plumstead rough?

Plumstead has gentrified a bit in recent years and is much nicer than it used to be but it is still seriously gritty and borders the rather unlovely Thamesmead and Woolwich. Parts of Eltham and Bexley are leafier.