Ferry now running from Town Pier
Blue skies greeted the Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry as it began
operating from the Town Pier this week.
A regular service was running from the £2.1million pontoon near
The Riva bar from Monday, March 4.
A sign was erected directing passengers to the Town Pier from
the former ferry pontoon in West Street.
The Gravesend to Tilbury ferry service operates under contract
to KCC, Gravesham and Thurrock councils.
The new pontoon is part of Gravesend’s riverside and Heritage
Quarter restoration and regeneration project. It is joined to the
Town Pier by a 45m gangway and was officially opened in October
Gravesham council leader Cllr John Burden said at the time: “We
welcome the pontoon as another regeneration project helping to
re-establish our historic links to the Thames.
“The announcement of the Paramount park development turns even
more attention to the exciting future development of Gravesend
The pontoon was funded by European cash as well as financial
support from KCC and Gravesham council.
The service did initially start operating from Town Pier last
year but had to move back to West Street after crews complained
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