The fifth meeting of the Hammersmith Bridge taskforce was held on 15th October. It was chaired by Transport Minister Baroness Vere and attendees included Project Director Dana Skelley, Professor Norman Fleck, plus representatives from the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham and Richmond upon Thames, the Greater London Authority, TfL, and the Port of London Authority.
The key points are:
- They are continuing to look at a temporary ferry service, but are also discussing alternative options for a temporary footbridge across the river. It seems that it may be possible to build such a bridge more easily than has already been proposed.
- The 533 bus route will run a fifth bus per hour in the weekday peaks.
- There is to be a virtual meeting with residents and other members of the public which will allow them to put their questions directly to senior members of the taskforce. More info on this to follow.
Posted on 15th October 2020