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Ferry Service Restored at Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal Beginning Monday, Nov

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NY Waterway Ferries Will Travel to World Financial Center



(New York, NY) November 4, 2012 – NY Waterway today announced that ferry service will resume at the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal starting Monday morning, November 5. While the historic Erie Lackawanna Ferry Terminal suffered significant water damage from Hurricane Sandy, federal, state, and local officials were instrumental in allowing ferry service to resume at this location.

Due to limitations on mass transit as a result of Hurricane Sandy, NY Waterway is anticipating increased ridership at its Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal location for the foreseeable future. In order to accommodate this, ferries from the Hoboken terminal will only be running to World Financial Center in Manhattan’s Battery Park. This will allow NY Waterway to carry a significantly larger number of commuters safely and quickly by reducing the travel time to New York City and back.

Customers who normally take the NY Waterway ferries from Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal to Wall Street/Pier 11 can travel by foot to that location from World Financial Center or can take a NY Waterway ferry directly to Wall Street/Pier 11 from Liberty Harbor and Paulus Hook piers, both in Jersey City.

“The return of service to the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT ferry terminal was made possible through the dedication and tireless work of federal agencies like FEMA, Navy, Army Corp, state and local officials, as well as that of our own NY Waterway staff,said Paul Goodman, CEO of Billybey Ferry Company, which operates the ferries to the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal. “This represents a significant step in providing even more transportation options for New Jersey commuters as they head to work in the coming week.”


NY Waterway customers are encouraged to download the free NY Waterway ferry app, available from www.nywaterway.com, the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, and will work with all Android and Apple iOS-run smartphones as well as they iPad. The app, unlike others, allows NY Waterway customers to instantly purchase and use a ticket on their mobile devices, thus avoiding ticketing lines.

For more information on ferry routes and schedules, as well as updates on when service will be restored to Wall Street/Pier 11, please visit www.nywaterway.com.






East River Ferry has resumed full service with the exception of Greenpoint








Operations Include Regular Larger Boats, And An Additional Boat on Monday to Further Increase Capacity



New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NY Waterway today announced that the East River Ferry will resume its regular schedule beginning Saturday, November 3rd. The ferries will run on the regular route, using the standard 399-passenger boats and making all stops, with the exception of India Street/Greenpoint terminal, which will remain closed throughout the weekend due to ongoing repairs to the landing. Ferries will arrive in 40-minute intervals.


On Monday, November 5, the East River Ferry will also return to full weekday service, which will include an additional boat to further increase capacity. Crews are presently working on the India Street/Greenpoint landing with the expectation to have it restored as soon as possible.

Due to damage to ticketing equipment, NY Waterway will be selling tickets onboard the ferry, available by cash only. Customers are encouraged to download the FREE NY Waterway App, available for download from our website, the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, and will work with all Android and Apple iOS-run smartphones as well as iPads.

For full details and routes for weekend and weekday service visit, please visit www.eastriverferry.com or www.facebook.com/EastRiverFerry



NY Waterway Resumes Almost Full Ferry & Bus Service!








NY Waterway is pleased to announce commencing Monday morning, November 5, will resume normal weekday ferry/bus service on most regular routes, except Port Liberte in Jersey City, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. We are particularly pleased that this will include the historic ferry terminal at Hoboken Train Station, which, like the rest of the City of Hoboken, was under several feet of water after the storm. Regular scheduled service will resume on all previously reopened routes, as well as these additional reopened routes:


  • Hoboken/NJT Terminal to World Financial Center ONLY
  • Belford to Pier 11/World Financial Center/Paulus Hook/Midtown
  • Liberty Harbor/Paulus Hook to Pier 11
  • Haverstraw/Ossining and Newburgh/Beacon





(Please check our regular schedules as posted on our website).

In those locations where ticketing equipment remains inoperable because of water damage, cash purchase of tickets may be required.


Purchase of single tickets, ticket books, and November monthly passes by credit card can be done:


1) at our Weehawken and WFC terminals;

2) through our website, with will-call pickup at designated terminals; or

3) through our NY Waterway Smart Phone App, which can also be accessed through our website.


We are proud to be leading the way in restoring mass transit service in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. We thank our patrons for their support during this unprecedented emergency.

If you have any questions about this or anything else please feel free to contact our customer relations department at 800-533-3779.

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