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East London: home to Canary Wharf and Tech City. Land of forward-thinkers and innovators.
So it has left politicians and businesses perplexed that Transport for London's solution to a lack of river crossings is to relocate the Woolwich Ferry two miles downstream and bring in a toll.
Working practices on the Woolwich Ferry when a 19-year-old deckhand died in a mooring accident were "unseamanlike," an official report on the tragedy has concluded.
Ben Woollacott, who came from a family of Thames watermen, was dragged overboard by a mooring rope caught in the propellor while securing the ferry to a mooring buoy.
Works on the terminals for the Woolwich Ferry means the crossing will be shut for the next two weekends.
The renovation involves replacing piles, which hold up the north and south piers and were originally put in place in the mid-'60s.
Transport for London has launched an initial public consultation on the proposed new river crossings in east London.
The two proposals, a new vehicle ferry crossing at Gallions Reach and a new road tunnel at Silvertown, could be open by 2017 and 2021 respectively if funding is found and planning permission is granted.
The Woolwich ferry is not running today (August 15) to allow staff to pay their respects to a colleague who died earlier this month.
19-year-old crew member Ben Woollacott was working on the ferry when he fell into the Thames and died on August 4.