Starting Monday April 29, San Francisco Bay Ferry will offer expanded commuter service between the East Bay and South San Francisco, transit officials announced.
A newly added 6:20 p.m. departure will take weekday commuters from the ferry terminal in South San Francisco to Oakland’s Jack London Square and Alameda Main, according to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which operates the San Francisco Bay Ferry fellt.
The additional commuter trip will give riders more flexibility during peak commute hours, WETA executive director Nina Rannells said in a statement.
“We expect this additional commuter trip will eventually increase our ridership to the levels we originally projected,” Rannells said.
In addition to the added commuter trip, WETA is adding two weekday leisure trips between South San Francisco and two popular destinations in San Francisco; the Ferry Building and Pier 41.
The leisure trips will depart from South San Francisco at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and return at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays and 3:15 p.m. on Fridays.
The weekday trips were added to accommodate an influx of travelers and visitors during the peak tourism season, as well as accommodating South San Francisco residents and school groups who are headed to destinations in San Francisco.
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