Mosman Bay Wharf reopens to customers today after $3 million upgrade
8 October 2014
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian joined Member for North Shore Jillian Skinner at Mosman Bay Wharf this morning, as it reopened following a $3 million upgrade.
“It’s wonderful to see customers using this new wharf, which offers easier access for those with reduced mobility and better protection from the elements, as well as more comfortable seats for customers while they wait for the ferry,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“To see all our customers able to easily access the brand new wharf, tap on with their Opal card and then board one of Sydney’s iconic ferries is a testament to the NSW Government’s commitment to lifting the standard of public transport in Sydney.
“More customer-friendly infrastructure is a big part of encouraging people to leave the car at home and catch public transport.”
Mrs Skinner welcomed the wharf upgrade under the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program.
“Being able to travel to and from the city on the world’s most beautiful harbour is one of the things that attracts people to live on the North Shore,” she said.
“This new wharf, like those already in use at Milsons Point and Neutral Bay, only strengthens the attraction of travelling by ferry.
“I thank Mosman Bay ferry customers for their patience while construction took place, and I trust they agree with me that this new wharf was worth it.”
Ms Berejiklian said improving accessibility for the less mobile was a major aim of the Transport Access Program.
“As well as ensuring new transport projects are fully-accessible, we are hard at work upgrading existing ferry wharves, train stations and transport interchanges to make life easier for customers in wheelchairs, parents with prams and the elderly,” she said.
Meanwhile, Cremorne Point closed to customers today for about five months, as it begins its own upgrade to bring it to the same standard of the Mosman Bay Wharf.
During the closure, the morning peak Taronga F2 and Mosman Bay F6 ferry services will stop at Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf and will continue to operate at all other wharves on the service.
Customers can also catch buses, with the 225 service to Military Road connecting with services to the city or North Sydney. In off-peak hours and on weekends, customers can also catch the 225 bus to Neutral Bay Wharf and then a ferry to the city.
Customers are advised to plan their trip by calling 131 500 or by visiting transportnsw.info.
Media: Ashley Jarquin 0418 986 206
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