RIP the "old" Woolwich Ferries

Discussion in 'transport' started by davesgcr, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books


    Out of service on Friday gone -and the old ones are being scrapped in France - new ones are Polish built.

    How on earth did we miss this , and a chance for an Urban outing ? -too late now.....
  2. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Bit gutted as the ferry is the only river crossing (of those generally open to the public) between Dartford and Kingston that I have never used. Whatever the new boats are like they won't be the same.
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

    The Greenwich news blog 853 was present for the last journeys on Friday - more here
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  4. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books


    Not a bad looking craft I have to say , but the old ships will be missed ....that basic accommodation with rivets etc .....(when I was Operations Manager for North London Railways , I used to go out and about "off hours" all over and sometimes went to North Woolwich to "show the flag" , and sometimes had a quick return trip on the ferry and talk to the operators. We were after all , even with a cr+P service , some sort of integrated transport. Always went down well I have to say..
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  5. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    bummer used to ride the old ones when i was a kid in the 70s, it was fun watching all the lorries load and was really important before the Dartford bridge and 2nd tunnel got built. Me and my mates used to get some chips and ride ocross about three times for a laugh.

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