Wandsworth council says it is working with Transport for London to “secure the future” of the Putney riverbus service when the existing operator ceases services next month.
Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “It’s very important that a new operator is brought in as soon as possible. Many Wandsworth residents rely on the riverbus for their daily commute and it’s a valued part of community life.”
The council is working with local London Assembly Member Richard Tracey, who is also Mayor Boris Johnson’s river transport champion to identify a new service operator.
Tracey said: “A lot of work is going on to build the Putney to Westminster services up to the level and standards of those downstream.
“We shall be seeing much enterprising thinking going on about the increased future use of our part of the river and I am keen to see Wandsworth Council and residents encouraging it.”