I have posted previously around this topic here: Roadside Variable Message Signs Missing
In summary the operating status and times of the Woolwich Ferry are posted on variable message signs outside each ferry terminal. We have confirmed they aren’t on the existing VMS feed and as the signs are fixed they may not be appropriate for that.
I have contacted TfL and they have confirmed the below regarding the signs:
"The variable message sign on the roundabout is locally controlled by the management team at Woolwich Ferry. The sign is used to display the operating hours and any service delays. Regular messages include:
- One Vessel Service 0700 – 1900
- Ferry closed
- One hour delay
- Two hour delay
The management team logs onto a web page to update the messages. There is
no data feed."
My question is would there be any way to get that turned into a data feed? The Woolwich Ferry is fully run by TfL now but I’m not sure how we could get the data or who to contact.