NYC Ferry Service To Expand to Staten Island, Coney Island, the West Side of Manhattan, and the East Bronx
The City of New York is expanding NYC Ferry service to serve more waterfront communities where neighborhoods are growing and job centers are burgeoning.
The commuter ferry service will include a new route from Staten Island to Lower Manhattan and the West Side of Manhattan, a new route from Coney Island to Lower Manhattan, and a new landing in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx. In addition, a new stop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be added to the Astoria Route.
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, NYCEDC launched the East River, Rockaway, South Brooklyn, Astoria, Lower East Side and Soundview Routes. For more information on ridership, please visit NYC Ferry Reports & Statistics
The service expansion will include:
- Launch of the St. George Route in 2020: St. George, Battery Park City/Vesey Street, Midtown West (W. 39thStreet/Pier 79)
- Launch of the Coney Island Route in 2021: Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Wall Street/Pier 11
- Extension of the Soundview Route in 2021: Throgs Neck/Ferry Point Park, Soundview/Clason Point, East 90th Street, Midtown East/E. 34th Street, Wall Street/Pier 11
- Modification of the South Brooklyn Route in 2021: The South Brooklyn Route will be reconfigured to commence from Sunset Park/Brooklyn Army Terminal instead of Bay Ridge, which will be added to the new Coney Island Route, and will no longer stop at DUMBO/BBP1. Alternatively, DUMBO/BBP1 will only be accessible via the East River
- Modification of the Astoria Route in May 2019 to include Brooklyn Navy Yard
- The system’s fare structure will remain pegged to the price of a MetroCard at $2.75 per ride with free transfers up to 90 minutes between ferry routes.
- Revised annual ridership projects the system will reach 11 million by 2023.
- The City of New York will invest $100 million in capital to procure new boats, build new landings, and invest in existing landings.
- Community engagement will include extensive meetings with elected officials, community boards, residents and small businesses.