More ferry services complement Barangaroo Wharf
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure today announced a boost for ferry customers with 90 extra weekly services from Parramatta to the CBD set to launch during 2017.
“We know that ferry services are becoming more popular with both locals and tourists so the NSW Government is committed to delivering more options and improved services across the network,” Mr Constance said.
“We’re going to help meet increased demand by initially introducing more than 30 extra services a week on the F3 Parramatta River from today, and an additional 60 introduced later in the year.
“With ferry patronage already up by around four per cent from last year, we expect this new ferry hub and extra services will encourage even more customers to choose a Sydney ferry as their mode of transport.”
The new services align with the opening of the Barangaroo Ferry Wharf today with all public ferry services that previously arrived and departed from King Street now operating to and from Barangaroo.
John Sidoti, Member for Drummoyne said the additional services were needed to cater for the growing number of commuters heading to and from the CBD from areas like Drummoyne, Chiswick, Abbortsford and Cabarita.
“This is a great result for our local community and I thank the Minister for providing reliable public transport options for the people of Drummoyne.
“In October, the introduction of the extra Parramatta River services and new ferry routes will bring the total number of additional weekly ferry services introduced since March 2011 to 395,” Mr Sidoti said.
Customers can plan their journey by visiting transportnsw.info, using trip planning apps on their mobile device or phoning the Transport Info Line on 131 500.