NYC Ferry now connects the South Bronx and Wall Street, cutting travel time in half

Posted On Wed, August 15, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, August 15, 2018 By In Bronx, Transportation

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A new ferry route connecting the South Bronx and Wall Street launched on Wednesday, the first-ever ferry service between the two boroughs in the 21st century. The new route starts at Clason Point Park in Soundview and makes stops at East 90th Street, East 34th Street and ends at Wall Street’s Pier 11. The entire trip takes about 45 minutes. “The new Soundview ferry will cut commute times in half for thousands of Bronxites,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “Our all-of-the-above approach to transit gives New Yorkers reliable options to get where they need to go.”

According to the city, the Soundview route will add 400,000 additional riders each year. Boats run every 30 minutes during peak hours and every 50 minutes during off-peak hours.

During NYC Ferry’s first operating year in 2017, the Astoria, East River, South Brooklyn and Rockaway routes were launched. A Lower East Side route will launch August 29, stopping in Long Island City, East 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, Corlears Hook and Wall Street.

The MTA and the city’s Economic Development Corporation also announced the extension of the Bx27 bus line. The bus will stop at Clason Point Park, as well as stops in Shorehaven and Soundview to connect New Yorkers to the Morrison Av-Soundview 6 subway station.

“We are thrilled to have ferry access here in the Bronx,” Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, NYC Parks Bronx Commissioner, said. “This new Soundview line will make it easy for New Yorkers to explore some of our spectacular Bronx Parks, including Clason Point Park, Soundview Park and Pugsley Creek Park.”

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