Emergency ferry route to become permanent this fall

first_img× HOBOKEN — NY Waterway’s emergency ferry route between the Hoboken Terminal and the West 39th Street Midtown Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, which operated during the recent NJ Transit rail disruption, will become a permanent route in September, according to President and Founder Arthur Imperatore.The private ferry company added the route to move New Jersey commuters to Manhattan more quickly and easily after commutes were disrupted due to the April 3 train derailment near Penn Station.Ridership on the emergency route started April 5 and had over 4,000 passengers according to a media release.Service was limited to NJ TRANSIT ticket-holders, but the new route will be open to all passengers come September.Hoboken Terminal saw significant crowds in the wake of the derailment which the ferry worked to help alleviate.“I wanted to send a quick note to thank your team for being so wonderful during the recent NJ transit issues,” wrote passenger Sarah Garvey to the ferry company. “All of the people waiting at the ferry dock in Hoboken have been wonderful and so helpful. I wanted to make sure they know that they are fantastic and have been making this nightmare a bit easier and much more pleasant for all!”Details of the route still are being developed and will be announced this summer.For more information, call 1-800-53-FERRY or visit www.facebook.com/nywaterway or www.twitter.com/ridetheferry.last_img

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