By Janet Levaux
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 11:40 pm in Uncategorized.
With the Bay Bridge closed indefinitely as of Tuesday evening, there is now word on extra ferry routes from Alameda to San Francisco for October 29.
Normally, there are five ferries that travel between the Main Street terminal and San Francisco every weekday morning and eight return trips in the afternoon. Now, with the bridge closure, there are 11 ferries in the morning between the Main Street terminal and San Francisco, and 14 return trips to the East Bay in the afternoon.
From Harbor Bay to San Francisco, there are now seven morning trips and nine afternoon return trips, while there are usually three morning trips and four afternoon journeys.
The impact of the latest Bay Bridge closure comes at a tough time for ferry-riding commuters. Rain and high winds led to some cancelled trips between Alameda and San Francisco earlier this month, during bad weather on October 13.
There is a new weekend schedule going into effect on November 7 that will run through December 27 for the Alameda-Oakland-San Francisco ferries.
And don’t miss the 33rd annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 5, and the ferry that leaves the Alameda Main Street terminal at 5:15 p.m. and returns at 6:45 p.m.
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We will keep you posted.