From Monday commuters can now use Uber Boat services on the River Thames, and can buy tickets through the Uber app.
In July Uber announced their partnership with Thames Clippers. Passengers can buy tickets through the Uber app, and will then be able to use the QR technology on board the boat service.
Passengers can also use their Oyster card and through the Thames Clippers own ticketing app, and can board the Uber Boat at any of 23 piers from Putney to Woolwich Arsenal.
Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe said on Monday, “As Londoners begin to head back to work and move safely across the city, they will now be able to book travel on both the river and road through the Uber app.
“We must ensure that everyone does not return to their cars in response to the crisis, so our vision is to end private car ownership in favour of shared, electric vehicles, as well as making greater use of the river network for urban mobility.”
Sean Collins, Thames Clippers co-founder and CEO said, “We’re excited that in this new world we are able to offer a new way of travelling through the capital by enabling multi-modal transport with a continued focus on great customer experience.
“This partnership reflects the resurgence of the river and we’re looking forward to welcoming new passengers on-board to enjoy the unique benefits of navigating London safely by taking to the Thames.
“We recently announced an expansion of the service out to Barking Riverside and the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers partnership will serve to boost our plans to expand further east and enhance our offering with connectivity in the west.”