Published: 14:30, 16 July 2014 |
Updated: 15:31, 16 July 2014
A new river taxi service could be introduced on the Medway if a three-day trial is successful.
Jet boats are running between Sun Pier and Rochester Pier during the Castle Concerts at Rochester Castle until Friday.
It's hoped the taxis will ease traffic around the site, and offer another way to get to the events.
Richard Bain, managing director of Jet Stream Tours which will run the service, said: “Parking at the castle during the concerts is always an issue.
"Being able to park at Chatham Waterfront will allow people to relax and enjoy the scenic route.
He added: “The castle is a great place to go and visit and getting people on to the river is what we want to do."
The river taxis will leave every 10 to 15 minutes between 5.30pm and 11.30pm until this Friday.
Around 100 people are expected to use the service in order to get to and from the event.
Mr Bain said: “It’s about trying to expand to make sure all the piers and all of the infrastructure on the Medway is used to its fullest.
“Sun Pier is perfectly positioned for Chatham Waterfront bus garage so you can step off the bus and get on a river taxi to Rochester Pier and potentially go as far down as Dickens World and dockside."
Depending on the success of the service during the concerts the route should be open by next year.
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