Roads and Maritime Services operates a ferry service connecting Lawrence and Woodford Island. It forms part of Tourist Drive 22.
OCT 2019Ramp repair
Work to repair the ramp of the main 24-car ferry will be carried out from 9.30am on Monday 30 September and is expected to take four days to complete. The second 18-car ferry will be in operation while the main ferry is undergoing repairs.More information
This means the second ferry service will not be available during the morning and afternoon peak traffic periods for four days, starting from the afternoon peak on Monday 30 September. The second ferry service will resume on Friday 4 October at 7.30am, weather permitting.
Although there will be no planned interruption to service during this time, it will mean no back up ferry is in place and some delays may be experienced during busier times.
Transport for NSW encourages ferry users to plan their journey and consider using alternative routes during this time.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
Roads and Maritime conducted a trial second ferry service during peak periods at Lawrence during April, in response to community concerns about lengthy delays.
Following an assessment of the trial a decision has been made to continue the second ferry service during peak periods.
Two ferries will continue to operate at the same time between the hours of 7.30am to 9.30am, and 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday, including school holidays.
Thank you to those customers who took part in the online survey during the trial. The information gathered will help us improve the ferry service.
More information is available in the second ferry trialled at Lawrence media release.
The large capacity ferry is the main crossing ferry and has a safe load limit of 135 tonnes and carries 24 cars each trip. The smaller capacity ferry takes 18 cars with safe load of 90 tonnes and is used when the larger capacity ferry is being serviced.
The ferry operates 24 hours, seven days a week. There is no interruption to service during maintenance periods as two ferries are available at this crossing.
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