Transdev (Sydney Ferry operators) are planning a major overhaul to Sydney Ferries. The changes have been criticised as adding longer travelling times to most commuter journies.
F8 Ferry to No Longer Terminate at Circular Quay
The biggest impact to local residents is the change the F8 Cockatoo Island route serving Cockatoo Island, Woolwich, Greenwich Point and Birchgrove, to and from Barangaroo.
The route will no longer serve Balmain Wharf. The biggest change is that the Ferry will now terminate at Barangaroo and not Circular Quay.
One ITC follower when alerting ITC to the Ferry changes told us the following:
Greenwich Community Association Reaction
“HAVE YOU HEARD THAT THE OPERATOR OF SYDNEY FERRIES IS PROPOSING TO SCRAP ITS CIRCULAR QUAY DESTINATION FOR PARRAMATTA RIVER RUNS (THIS INCLUDES GREENWICH FERRIES) FROM 2021?
HAVE YOU HEARD THAT YOU WILL NEED TO DISEMBARK AT BARANGAROO?
Unlike Circular Quay, with short walks to bus, train and light rail links, Barangaroo Wharf is at minimum a 10 minute walk to Wynyard Station, much of it without weather protection and requiring three lifts, if you find stairs or escalators difficult to negotiate.
Even more walking (and lifts) if you want to catch buses or the light rail on George Street.
And the Barangaroo Metro station is not due to open until 2024.
The first most of us heard about this was the SMH article on 15 January
Why has this been kept so quiet?
Transdev, the operator of Sydney Ferries, has agreed to attend an information session prior to our GCA AGM on Wednesday 19 February. This is after the submission deadline but we hope the views expressed at the meeting will be taken on board by Transdev.
More details coming soon.
We have written to the Hon Anthony Roberts asking for his help to secure an extended consultation period.
DON’T TAKE YOUR CHANCES ON AN EXTENDED CONSULTATION PERIOD.
The Have Your Say process is messy and frustrating but please persist.
Register your views on https://yoursay.transdev.com.au/ by
And tell your friends – many people will hear this news for the first time this week!”
Have Your Say
You can have your say on the proposed changes here. Comments close on 14th Feb 2020.
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