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Commuters in Rotherhithe are facing the temporary loss of Thames Clippers services from Greenland Pier at the end of the month.
Up to 600 passengers use the Clippers service from the pier every day, but Southwark Council - who own the pier - has served notice terminating Clippers' use of the pier from February 28.
Thames Clippers passengers should brace themselves for fare rises of up to nine per cent from the New Year.
The river bus company, now sponsored by KPMG, has announced its fares will increase on January 2, with a single ticket up nine per cent from £5.50 to £6.
Thames Clippers is planning to expand its river bus service with the introduction of a shuttle boat between Blackfriars and Vauxhall.
Sean Collins, managing director and co-founder of the company, hopes to introduce the service to link up with a new development at St George's Wharf, much further west than current commuter links.
Thames Clippers is answering an SOS from hard-pressed Canary Wharf commuters by introducing a ticket scheme designed to take the stress out of getting to work when the Tube is hit by strikes or delays.
The river bus operator is launching SOS ticket booklets from May 16, the day the next planned Underground strike will start.
Thames Clippers' managing director Sean Collins has defended the decision to put a surcharge on late evening fares from next month.
Late night sailings will be reintroduced from April 1, but season ticket holders will have to pay an extra £2, while Oyster card discounts will not apply. But Mr Collins said the decision was taken after extensive consultation with passengers.