Bus to Supplement East River Ferry Starting Feb. 18

By Nicholas Zifcak, Epoch Times
February 17, 2014 Updated: February 17, 2014

A shuttle bus will run between Greenpoint and North Williamsburg to assist East River Ferry riders starting Tuesday, Feb. 18. Service will last at least two weeks, depending on ridership.

On Thursday the India St./Greenpoint ferry dock collapsed into the water just minutes after commuters crossed it to board the ferry. Engineers are still investigating cause of the collapse.

The Greenpoint Pier is closed until further notice. Those using the Greenpoint Pier in the morning will need to take the shuttle bus south to the North Williamsburg dock to catch the ferry.

The bus will shuttle commuters between the India St./ Greenpoint stop and the North 6th  St. / N. Williamsburg ferry landings during the morning and evening commutes.
 Passengers can also ride the B32 bus, which has a similar route all day.

The first southbound departure from the India Street ferry landing will be at 6:50 a.m; buses will depart every 20 minutes. The last bus will leave at 9:30 a.m.
    •    Stop 1: India St landing at the corner of India St & West St
    •    Stop 2: Franklin St at the B32 bus stop between Noble St & Oak St
    •    Stop 3: North Williamsburg landing at the foot of North 6th St

On the northbound trip the first departure will be at 4:30 p.m.; buses will depart every 20 minutes. The last bus will leave at 7:20 p.m.
    •    Stop 1: North Williamsburg landing at the foot of North 6th St
    •    Stop 2: Franklin St & Noble St at the B32 bus stop
    •    Stop 3: Franklin St & Greenpoint Ave at the B32 bus stop
    •    Stop 4: Franklin St & India St
    •    Stop 5: India St landing at the corner of India St & West St

State Senator Daniel Squadron requested the shuttle service.

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