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DSC 4204fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry comes on stream

Today the new Woolwich ferry was running a limited service. Its quite impressive when it actually works. The only drawback was the process of trying to moor it was very slow. There are still so many problems it took ages to square the boats up and even so they tendRead More →

DSC 3508fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry does The Scream....

Never mind that its not working, there’s issues with docking and a hi-tech mooring system. But surely everyone can manage somehow without the boats being in service, because well…… they’re not in service are they? Not when the ferry’s alarms suddenly decide to scream the loudest most ear piercing possibleRead More →

DSC 3504fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry problems!

The Woolwich Ferry did run a quite limited service at the start of this week. I discussed it very briefly in the sidebar news update whilst another blog Murky Depths also covered it too. On Monday morning I was alerted by a single tweet on the fact the ferry hadRead More →

IMG 8961fi 460x270 - Crossrail: Woolwich #3 [+ Ferry]

Double bonus! This is a update on Crossrail Woolwich – plus the Woolwich ferry! As some readers will know, the two brand new Woolwich ferries arrived in the UK, they first went to Tilbury before continuing to Woolwich. There’s a further look at the Crossrail station – and yes London’sRead More →

wferrynewfi 460x270 - Woolwich ferry upgrade #2

In the previous installment covering news on the Woolwich ferry upgrade I discussed the new automated mooring system for the ferry. To some it may have seemed the idea of a magnetic mooring system was a bit far fetched. More information has emerged to show this new innovation is indeedRead More →

IMG 2495fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #2

The second part covering the last days of the Woolwich Ferry following the special feature I did on Sunday. In this we see the ferry at work, the run up to the final night, the very last crossings, and some post-closure scenes. This will be the last of the postsRead More →

IMG 2518fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #1

The Woolwich ferries had their last day on 5th October 2018, with James Newman having the honour of the very last crossings. These pictures, taken in the final hour of sister ferry, Ernest Bevin, show the bridge, the captain at work and the engine rooms. I had not expected toRead More →

IMG 4938fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry upgrade begins

London’s famous free ferry service has begun its upgrade. This was announced last year but has garnered very little attention in the media. The work involves the introduction of two new low energy, clean, diesel-electric ferries with far greater capacity than the present vessels. These new ferries were designed byRead More →

IMG 7612fi 460x270 - Crossrail: Woolwich #2

A short follow up to the original post written in January 2018! I visited the site this week to take some further pictures. View by the new station entrance looking south towards Beresford Square The site is progressing very slowly like other Crossrail stations and there doesnt seem an awfulRead More →

DSC 3918fi 460x270 - Crossrail: Woolwich station

It seems barely anyone’s blogged (or vlogged) about the new Woolwich station, due to open in December 2018. The other central core stations from Paddington-Abbey Wood get plenty enough coverage. It’s amazing especially when Woolwich’s happens to be the second ever, and biggest underground station so far to be builtRead More →