NYC Ferry Modifies Schedule for Sukkos in Anticipation of Higher Ridership
The New York City ferry is anticipating the ridership of many families who will be riding the ferry as a Chol Hamoed outing and has thus modified the schedule for the days of October 2-5.
Readers may remember the fiasco that took place this past Chol Hamoed Pesach, in which riders were stranded on Governors Island for many hours into the evening due to insufficient ferry service.
A notice by NYC Ferry says:
NYC Ferry will operate a modified schedule from Monday, October 2, 2023, through Thursday, October 5, 2023, to accommodate higher ridership during the Sukkot holiday. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sukkot schedule:
• From 7 a.m.-10 a.m., Governors Island will be served by the South Brooklyn route.
• From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Governors Island will be served by the Governors Island-Pier 11/Wall Street Shuttle
• South Brooklyn Faster Connections will only operate during morning peak service. Afternoon South Brooklyn service will bypass Governors Island and operate between Corlears Hook and Bay Ridge.
• Afternoon departure times on Rockaway, South Brooklyn, East River, Soundview, and Astoria will change to accommodate higher passenger demand. Make sure to review schedules beforehand to plan your trip.
The regular fall schedule will resume on Friday, October 6. See schedules and plan your trip accordingly.