NEW YORK CITY — South Brooklyn commuters got some good transit news with the announcement Tuesday of expanded ferry service to Sunset Park to ease the closure the R train slated to last more than a year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and local councilmembers announced a plan Tuesday to expand Rockways ferry service to include the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 58th Street in Sunset Park.
The ferry stop will be added to a pilot ferry service program currently running between the Rockaways and stops at Wall Street and 34th Street in Manhattan.
“Building upon our existing Rockaway ferry service will provide a critical transit option to assist Brooklyn residents during disruptions to the R train,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
Ferries will begin leaving from the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 6:20 a.m., and leave every hour on the hour through 10 a.m., with hourly return service in the evening. The service is expected to begin Mon., Aug. 5, and run through Labor Day, at $2 per ride.