You are reading

NYC Ferry Releases Winter Schedule, Goes Into Effect on Saturday

Courtesy of NYC Ferry/Hornblower

Nov. 3, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

The NYC Ferry system will work under new schedules starting on Nov. 4 to accommodate for the winter season.

The schedule changes, released on Nov. 1, show reduced service for the fleet of ferries across all lines, including the East River route, which stops at India St./Greenpoint Terminal along with North and South Williamsburg.

Riders are expected to see the same frequency of service during weekday peak hours, but will see fewer vessels on weekends.

Commuters traveling via the East River Route will see 22 minute waits between ferries taking off from 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., similar to the current 25 minute wait between each.

During off-peak weekday hours for the winter schedule, vessels will arrive every 44 minutes along the East River Route.

On weekends, East River route ferries will take off every 45 minutes, a 10 minute change from the former schedule.

Ferry landings will also see some changes in the winter months, as the Economic Development Corporation will be adding windscreens and infrared heaters to the sites.

The EDC did not immediately respond to questions on the length of the winter schedule to go into effect tomorrow.

The NYC Ferry system saw one million riders as of late July, three months after its launch.

For full winter schedules, visit the NYC Ferry page.

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 

The idiots at the EDC obviously did not prepare for this. No one is going to use the ferries. Boondoggle.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

City releases detailed ‘City of Yes’ zoning changes, including taller buildings, less parking and affordable housing

Apr. 12, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

Taller residences, less parking, and more infill buildings will be allowed in New York City if the mayor’s City of Yes for Housing Opportunity zoning changes go ahead as planned. The draft text for the proposal was released Thursday by the NYC Department of City Planning, the final installment in the sweeping City of Yes zoning proposals that supporters say will increase climate-friendly infrastructure, small business growth, and housing affordability.