Emergency Ferry Service Proves Popular
Officials say that several hundred riders use the ferry each day, paying a subsidized $2 oneway fee.
The ferry service started on November 12 and will continue, officials say, until full A Train service is resumed sometime this summer.
Ferries depart from Beach 108 Street and Beach Channel Drive, where the Economic Development Corporation has installed a temporary landing and a parking area, and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34 Street in Midtown.
The service starts at 5:45 a.m. each work day with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 a.m., with regular service resuming during the evening rush.