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Woolwich Ferry And Tunnel

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what interruptions to the operation of lifts serving the Woolwich to North Woolwich foot tunnel have occurred in the last three months; and what steps he is taking to ensure that this service will be fully effective in future.

The London boroughs of Greenwich and Newham assumed responsibility for the Woolwich foot tunnel on 1 April 1986. Questions on its operation are a matter for them.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what services were planned for the Woolwich free ferry for the weeks commencing 20 and 27 April, respectively; what services were run; and what cancelled to date.

A normal two-boat service was planned. There was a normal service on 20 April, a reduced one-boat service on 21 to 24 and 27 to 28 April and no service on 25 and 26 April.