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Citywide Ferry Expansion To The Bronx Will Skip Major Hub

For thousands of residents of the East Bronx and transit deserts of Soundview, Castle Hill, and Throggs Neck, the much-anticipated expansion of ferry service scheduled to begin in 2018 can’t arrive soon enough.

The ferry, which will cost the same as a subway ride, will whisk commuters from Soundview to Wall Street in just 43 minutes inclusive of two stops on the Upper East Side (East 90th and E 62nd Streets).

The problem is that it will skip 34th Street, which currently serves the existing East River Ferry service, and go straight to Wall Street/Pier 11. Meanwhile, the new Astoria and Lower East lines will have access to this important midtown hub.