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Yes, Thames Clipper fares went up on 13 October 2008 “as a result of rising fuel and operational costs and also to bring prices in line with other forms of transport” (well, fuel prices are on their way back down, leaving only rising operational costs and an uplift to price levels for other forms of transport).

The 'pay-as-you-go' travelcard is a thing of the past. You now need a £5 ticket or a 1, 6 or 12 month Season Ticket at £100, £560, and £1,050 respectively. Both purchase and renewal would appear to involve hard-copy form-filling (http://www.thamesclippers.com/images/pdf/season_ticket_form_new13oct08.pdf).

Before 13 October 2008, 20 single journeys between Greenland and Waterloo cost £45.50 with a travelcard, equivalent to £2.28 per one-way trip. With a new monthly Season Ticket priced £100, you need to make some 44 journeys (or a full return trip every single working day of the month) to achieve the same price.

I believe the number to ring is 0870 781 5049 (http://www.yell.com/listings/DoFindListings/5737099/Thames-Clippers/Ferry-Services).

10, 2 RQ