Thames Clippers have announced a partnership with Uber, set to start later this summer. The vessels are currently being re-painted and the new name will be Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
Sean Collins, co-founder and CEO of Thames Clippers, said: “In our 22nd year of operation it is key that we continue to support London and its commuters with the ease of lockdown and return to work. The new partnership sees Thames Clippers and Uber, who both pride themselves on safety, reliability and comfort, come together. It will allow us to link the two travel modes of river and road, providing Londoners and visitors with even more options to commute, visit, explore and enjoy our city by river. Watch this space; the partnership will support the ongoing expansion of our network, opening up more of London to fast, reliable journeys by water.”
Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “Londoners are looking for new ways to travel around the city, particularly when they start commuting back to work. Later this summer we will launch the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers partnership in London as a means for people to travel into the City by water, which will be fully integrated through the Uber app.
Thames Clippers have also announced a number of safety measures, as the service resumes following the Covid-19 crisis.
Sean Collins, co-founder and CEO of Thames Clippers told Duncan more about the new name and some of the safety measures being put in place following the coronavirus pandemic.