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Fresh pictures reveal what new Barking Riverside pier will look like when it opens

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New photos reveal what a Thames pier will look like for a new boat service connecting East London to the rest of the city. The new river route is set to open in May with the Uber Boat service running from Barking Riverside – a huge new town with thousands of homes still being built. The dock will be the 24th Uber Boat pier and the furthest eastern river stop.

The £7.3 million pier will connect passengers to Canary Wharf in 40 minutes and Central London at Tower Pier in 50 minutes. The Uber Boat by Thames Clippers service will also let Barking Riverside locals travel as far as Putney in West London via the Thames. The photos of the Barking Riverside pier show the 63-metre dock right next to many of the new homes.

Barking Riverside Limited’s managing director Matthew Carpen said it would be a key connection for East London. He said: “This is an extremely significant new service for the site which will help further activate this stretch of the River Thames.”

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Barking Riverside residents will be able to reach Canary Wharf and Central London in under an hour using the boat

The new river route is set to open in May with the Uber Boat service running from Barking Riverside – a huge new town with thousands of homes still being built. The dock will be the 24th Uber Boat pier and the furthest eastern river stop. The £7.3 million pier will connect passengers to Canary Wharf in 40 minutes and Central London at Tower Pier in 50 minutes.

The Uber Boat by Thames Clippers service will also let Barking Riverside locals travel as far as Putney in West London via the Thames. The photos of the Barking Riverside pier show the 63-metre dock right next to many of the new homes. Barking Riverside Limited’s managing director Matthew Carpen said it would be a key connection for East London.

He said: “This is an extremely significant new service for the site which will help further activate this stretch of the River Thames. We are very proud to be bringing this fantastic new facility forward for Riversiders and other residents. We hope it will encourage many more to come and visit us, to find out what’s happening here in East London.”

The pier will be the latest addition to the 10,800-home development at Barking Riverside which will cover an area the size of Hyde Park. The town will have a new school, a huge health centre, shops and its own Overground station. A train station was due to open in December 2021 but has been delayed to at least this autumn.

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The pier will be the latest addition to the 10,800-home development at Barking Riverside which will cover an area the size of Hyde Park. The town will have a new school, a huge health centre, shops and its own Overground station. A train station was due to open in December 2021 but has been delayed to at least this autumn.

Co-founder and CEO of Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Sean Collins said: “It is almost exactly 20 years since Thames Clippers extended its service from the Docklands to Woolwich Royal Arsenal. It is extremely exciting we will shortly be serving Barking Riverside, a visionary riverside development that has seized the opportunity to embrace London’s most under-utilised highway, the River Thames.

“We are thrilled to be providing local communities with this new direct connection to Central London, for whom, for so long, the river has been seen as a barrier rather than a key, exciting place of focus.”

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