Starting in 2021, NYC Ferry will officially begin service at Throggs Neck from Ferry Point Park.
Residents and Welcome2TheBronx advocated for this necessary expansion for locals living in a transit desert especially after the success of the Soundview Ferry which opened last summer.
According to NYC Ferry which made the announcement on Twitter earlier, the trip from Throggs Neck will take 51 minutes to Wall Street, a journey that now takes residents well over an hour via subways and buses.
This is part of an expansion of the ferry system which will begin in 2020 and include the following new routes and stops:
- Staten Island from St George to Battery Park City and Midtown West at 39th Street
- Coney Island will connect to Bay Ridge and Wall Street
- The Astoria route will add a new stop at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Now the city needs to continue to expand throughout the Bronx coastal communities to truly make this an equitable system that can be accessed by as many people as possible.
We’re so excited! NYC Ferry will now serve all five boroughs!— NYC Ferry (@NYCferry) January 10, 2019
⛴ Staten Island route will launch in 2020
⛴ Coney Island route will launch in 2021
⛴ Throgs Neck stop will launch in 2021
⛴ Brooklyn Navy Yard stop will launch in May 2019 pic.twitter.com/OtcmcfNkWk
Our public transit system is collapsing and we desperately need alternatives and ferry service is just one of the many needed systems to help keep us moving.
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