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New ferry service between Quayside and Queensborough

A ferry pilot project to connect a couple of New Westminster communities. (Courtesy City of New Westminster)

Pilot project will run until late September

Ferry can hold up to 40 people and four bikes

NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) – A new passenger ferry service is launching to connect two New Westminster communities separated by the Fraser River.

The Q to Q ferry, meaning Quayside to Queensborough, will start service on Friday. It’s just a pilot project for now, operating until September 24th and if it’s successful, it could be continued.

“Connecting the Queensborough and Quayside neighbourhoods has been a long-standing priority for the City of New Westminster,” says New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté. “The demonstration ferry service is a unique transportation alternative for accessing local businesses and destinations.”

For now, the ferry will operate on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fares are $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and kids between the ages of five and 16. Children under the age of five are free.

The five minute crossing runs from a dock below the Inn at the Quay near the River Market to the Port Royal public dock in Queensborough. It holds 40 passengers and four bikes.