The essential refurbishment will ensure that our customers have a safe and secure journey when travelling to and from Greenwich Pier for years to come.

What we're doing

The pier's pontoons will be taken away for routine maintenance and repairs. We will replace the anchor chains, refurbish the connection hinges between pontoons, repair the main decks and paint all below-water areas.

The works will be carried out in two phases. First, the upriver half of the pier will be taken away. Once this has been repaired and returned the downriver half will follow. The gangways leading from the land onto the pier will be closed to the public as required, with one set remaining open at all times.

The last time we carried out work on the pier was in 2003/4.

How your travel might be affected

As a result of these works, Greenwich Pier's berthing capacity will be reduced. Thames Clippers, City Cruises and Thames River Services will operate services to and from Greenwich Pier according to their normal winter timetables, however, due to the reduced capacity customers should expect slight delays and congestion during busy times.

Chartered services will be suspended during this time, so will not stop at the pier.

The wheelchair lift, which is used during low tide, will be closed temporarily. Step-free access will be possible at all times via the ramp to and from the pier.

During low tide, the ramp's incline becomes very steep and unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Pier closure

Because of where the worksite is, and the need to install temporary moorings to keep the pier stable, we'll need to close the pier:

  • From 09:30 on Monday 19 February and all day Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • From 09:30 on Tuesday 27 February and all day Wednesday 28 February 2018

No River Bus or River Tour services will be stopping at Greenwich Pier during these closures.This will let us install new mooring chains without affecting public and navigational safety.

Next steps

We will start re-routing cables and other electrics to prepare for the main works and ensure we can provide a continued service at this pier. This will be carried out with minimal disruption.