Tower Millennium Pier

Infobox London River Services
title=Tower Millennium Pier



image_caption =
transit_type = River bus and tourist/leisure services
operator = London River Services
owner =London River Services

Tower Millennium Pier is a pier on the River Thames, in London, UK. It is operated by London River Services and served by various river transport and cruise operators. The pier is close to Tower Bridge and is situated immediately adjacent to the Tower of London, next to the Traitors' Gate.

ervices

The pier is used by river bus services from Embankment to Woolwich (operated by Thames Clipper) and Westminster-Greenwich tourist boats (operated by City Cruises). [ cite web
url = http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1131.aspx
title = London River Services timetables
author=Transport for London
accessdate =2008-03-30
] Private-charter entertainment boats also use Tower Pier. [For example cite web
url = http://www.londonpartyboats.co.uk/rivermap/tower.htm
title = London Party Boats ltd.
accessdate =2008-03-30
]

Millennium fund

Tower Millennium Pier was opened on 14 July by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Its creation was funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project, and was one of five new piers provided by the Commission on the Thames (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, Waterloo Millennium Pier, Westminster Millennium Pier and Millbank Millennium Pier). The project was part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership. [cite web
url = http://www.millennium.gov.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=1213
title = Ken Livingstone Opens New Millennium Commission Funded Pier
accessdate =2008-03-30
date = 2000-07-13
work = The Millennium Commission press release
]

Transport links

Local transport connections are all about five minutes' walk from Tower Millennium Pier:
* London Underground services run from Tower Hill tube station (District and Circle lines).
* St. Katharine Pier is located just on the other side of Tower Bridge, offering tourist river cruise services including the "hop-on, hop-off" circular service operated by Crown River Cruises.
*Tower Gateway DLR station provides Docklands Light Railway services to Canary Wharf DLR station, Stratford and Lewisham.
* Fenchurch Street railway station offers National Rail services to Essex.

Lifeboat pier move

In 2002 the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service was introduced to the River Thames following the Marchioness disaster, and Tower Pier was initially used as a base for the lifeboat service. In 2006 the RNLI station moved up-river to a new base, the former Waterloo Police Pier on Victoria Embankment next to Waterloo Bridge, which took the name Tower Lifeboat Station. [cite web
url = http://www.natoli.co.uk/rnli/station.htm
title = Tower Lifeboat Station website
accessdate =2007-11-13
author =
date = 2006-05-08
]

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