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Hope for Gravesend Town Pier to be “up and running by Thursday” after safety fears cancel ferry to Tilbury

PUBLISHED: 12:23 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:23 19 June 2017

The ferry provides a transport link.

The ferry provides a transport link.

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The ferry has been operating from West Street since last week

Ferry passengers crossing to and from Gravesend are hoping to have their service return to normal this week after Gravesend Town Pier was declared unsafe.

The pier has been closed since Monday, June 6 after two bolts connecting the pier with its walkway came off.

Since the start of last week, West Street pier has served the Kent side of the Gravesend to Tilbury ferry service, which operates up to 26 crossings from either side each day and is the last form of transport across the river before it reaches the sea.

“Repair works are due to start on Tuesday and assuming there are no snags, should last one or two days,” said Stuart Tranter, manager at the 19th century pier.

“We remain ultra cautious but I would hope we are up and running by Thursday, but we will know for sure closer to the time.”

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