Nov. 3, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez
The NYC Ferry system will work under new schedules starting on Nov. 4 to accommodate for the winter season.
The schedule changes, released on Nov. 1, show reduced service for the fleet of ferries across all lines, including the East River route, which stops at India St./Greenpoint Terminal along with North and South Williamsburg.
Riders are expected to see the same frequency of service during weekday peak hours, but will see fewer vessels on weekends.
Commuters traveling via the East River Route will see 22 minute waits between ferries taking off from 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., similar to the current 25 minute wait between each.
During off-peak weekday hours for the winter schedule, vessels will arrive every 44 minutes along the East River Route.
On weekends, East River route ferries will take off every 45 minutes, a 10 minute change from the former schedule.
Ferry landings will also see some changes in the winter months, as the Economic Development Corporation will be adding windscreens and infrared heaters to the sites.
The EDC did not immediately respond to questions on the length of the winter schedule to go into effect tomorrow.
The NYC Ferry system saw one million riders as of late July, three months after its launch.
For full winter schedules, visit the NYC Ferry page.