Oyster Point Ferry Services Increased During BART Strike

South San Francisco, CA July 1, 2013

The ferry at Oyster Point WILL be offering additional services during the BART strike. Below is the schedule:

BART Strike Service Advisory, July 1, 2013

FOR SERVICE BETWEEN:
Oakland Jack London Square / Alameda Main Street and South San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Ferry (SFBF) will make every effort to accommodate increased ridership demand resulting from a BART strike. These efforts will include deploying all available vessels, implementing special schedules, extending service hours, providing for onsite (off boat) ticket sales at some locations, and providing customer service representatives to provide information and keep riders informed. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to serve you. However, some delays are to be expected so we ask for your patience and understanding.

FERRY TERMINAL LOCATIONS

  • Oakland Jack London Square: 10 Clay Street
  • Alameda: 2990 Main Street, Alameda
  • South San Francisco: 911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco

SCHEDULES

DAILY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Depart
Alameda
Depart
Oakland
Arrive
South San Francisco
6:30 AM 6:40 7:15
7:30 AM 7:40 8:15
8:00 AM 8:10 8:45
5:10 PM* 4:55 5:40 PM

*Boat departs from Oakland first.

Depart
South San Francisco
Arrive
Oakland
Arrive
Alameda
7:20 AM 8:05 7:50
4:20 PM 4:55 5:10
5:20 PM 6:00** 5:50
6:20 PM 6:55 7:10

**Boat arrives Alameda first.

MID-DAY SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO/SAN FRANCISCO SERVICE WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS ONLY

  • Departs South San Francisco at 9:00 AM, arriving at the SF Ferry Building at 9:30 and at Pier 41 at 9:45 AM.
  • Return service from San Francisco
    • On Wednesdays boat departs Pier 41 at 1:50 PM and the SF Ferry Building at 2:05PM;
    • On Fridays boat departs Pier 41 at 3:15 PM and the SF Ferry Building at 3:30 PM.

TICKETING

FARES: Adult one-way fare is $7.00. Youth 5-12: $3.50. Senior 65+, Disabled, Medicare: $3.50. Children under 5 accompanied by an adult ride free.

  • Paper tickets and Clipper Card are accepted.

Departing from Oakland

  • Tickets may be purchased onboard the boat at departure time; or,
  • Purchase tickets at the Oakland Ticket office, adjacent to the ferry terminal at 544 Water Street, Oakland
    • Paper tickets will be available.
    • Check, cash, credit cards accepted
    • Ticket office Hours: 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Departing from Alameda

  • Purchase tickets onboard the boat at departure time

Departing from South San Francisco

  • Purchase tickets onboard the boat at departure time

BOARDING POLICY

Boarding is strictly on a first come first served basis. We apologize to our regular riders for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

PARKING

Parking at or near ferry terminals will be extremely limited. Please plan to be dropped off at the terminal, or car pool, bike, walk or take public transit to the terminal.

In Oakland: Please Note – There is no free ferry parking in Oakland during the strike.

  • 101 Washington Street
    • Approximately 700 spaces available.
    • Ferry customers must validate their parking tickets at the ferry terminal.
    • All day parking is $4.00
  • 255 2nd Street
    • Approximately 1,092 space available.
    • Open 24 hours a day
    • All day parking fee is $4.00
  • Passenger Drop Off / Pick up
    • Passenger drop off at Clay Street and the Embarcadero; and,
    • Passenger pick up at Washington Street and the Embarcadero

In Alameda

  • There is limited free parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the Main Street ferry terminal; if possible be dropped off, carpool, bike or take public transit.
  • The Main Street Ferry Shuttle, operated by the City of Alameda, will operate from 6 AM to 10 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM, approximately every 20 minutes, on a route that loops Willie Stargell – Webster – Lincoln – Eighth – Santa Clara – Webster – RAMP – Main St Ferry.
  • Free valet bike parking will be provided by Alameda Bicycle Shop along with Alamedan Hal Keenan at the Main Street Ferry Terminal during a BART strike between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • For details on the Shuttle and valet bike parking visit http://alamedaca.gov/bart-strike

In South San Francisco

  • There is limited free parking available in the parking lots adjacent to the South San Francisco ferry terminal;
    In South San Francisco:
  • NOTE: Please do not park in the Yacht Club Parking lot
  • if possible be dropped off or carpool; no public transit serves this ferry terminal.

BIKES/Valet Bike Parking

  • Space onboard for bikes will be limited to between 16 and 44 depending upon the boat. If all onboard bike spaces are taken you may have to wait for the next departure.
  • Free valet bike parking will be provided by Alameda Bicycle Shop along with Alamedan Hal Keenan at the Main Street Ferry Terminal during a BART strike between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

UPDATE FROM JULY 1ST Services Bay Wide:

 
July 1, 2013

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

SF BAY FERRY MORE THAN TRIPLES PASSENGERS ON A.M. COMMUTE

 

WHAT: SF Bay Ferry carried more than triple its normal passenger load on 1st morning of BART strike.

 

WHEN: Morning commute runs, July 1, 2013.

 

WHERE: To/From the San Francisco Ferry Building; Vallejo; Oakland’s Jack London Square; Alameda Main Street; Harbor Bay; South San Francisco and Pier 41.

 

HOW MANY: Normal Day Average A.M. Commute Passengers:                   2,500

Monday, July 1, 2013, Total A.M. Commute Passengers:    7,835

 

Quotes from Ernest Sanchez, Manager, Public Information & Marketing, SF Bay Ferry:
1.     “Everyone cooperated this morning to make the commute as efficient as possible under the circumstances,” said Sanchez. “The passengers were patient, and our crews, both on the boats and on the ground did a great job. We hope the evening commute will be the same.”

2.     “Our colleagues at the Golden Gate Transit district helped out by sending one of their boats to work the commute. We thank them for their help.”

CONTACT: Ernest Sanchez

sanchez@watertransit.org, Cell: 510.289.2530

MacKenzie Communications, Inc.

liz@mackenziesf.com, Cell: 415.828.9231

 

 

About San Francisco Bay Ferry

San Francisco Bay Ferry is a service of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). SF Bay Ferry also serves the San Francisco Ferry Building and Pier 41/Fisherman’s Wharf, Harbor Bay and Main Street in Alameda, and Oakland (Jack London Square), with seasonal service to AT&T Park and Angel Island.

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