Free Shuttle Buses to Serve Ferry Riders Following Greenpoint Ramp Collapse

By Trevor Kapp on February 17, 2014 2:31pm 

 The dock ramp at the Greepoint hub for the East River Ferry collapsed last Thursday, officials said.
The dock ramp at the Greepoint hub for the East River Ferry collapsed last Thursday, officials said.
View Full Caption
Twitter/David Dymmel

GREENPOINT— East River Ferry riders are being tossed a lifeline following last week’s dock ramp collapse in the neighborhood.

Free shuttle buses will temporarily run from India Street in Greenpoint to North 6th Street in Williamsburg after the dock gave way during last week's snowstorm, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and state Sen. Daniel Squadron said Monday.

Buses will run every 20 minutes from 6:50 to 9:30 a.m. from India Street. They’ll then head to the B32 Franklin Street stop before ultimately finishing at the North Williamsburg ferry landing.

Shuttles will also run from 4:30 to 7:20 p.m. starting at the North Williamsburg ferry landing, before heading to Franklin and Noble Streets, Franklin Street and Greenpoint Avenue and then Franklin and India Streets. The route culminates at the India Street ferry landing.

It is not clear how long repairs will take, but the ferry will run for at least two weeks.

“In Greenpoint, the East River Ferry provides vital transportation to a community in deep need of it," Squadron said in a statement. "Critical repairs and safety reviews could strand many commuters as the India Street terminal is kept out of service —shuttle buses to the nearest ferry stop will go a long way for many commuters.”

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement