Pasig River Ferry Operating Hours extended
Pasig River Ferry Operating Hours are extended starting December 1, 2014. Manila’s waterway will get more busy.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today announced the extended operating hours of the Pasig River ferry system starting December 1, 2014 to accommodate more passengers, particularly shoppers going to Divisoria and Escolta in Manila.
According to MMDA, the Pasig River ferry will operate from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. or an additional one hour from the previous schedule.
“We are doing this in anticipation of the Christmas rush. I am optimistic this will help ease traffic jams, specifically in areas where shopping malls and bazaars are located,” the MMDA chairman said.
In addition, the operating hours of the ferry system will be further extended starting December 16, the start of the traditional Simbang Gabi, to service passengers who will attend masses at the Sta. Ana and Sta. Cruz churches in Manila. The ferries will start its operations as early as 4 a.m by December 16 to offer traffic-less transportation to churchgoers.
Currently, the Pasig River ferry system has nine boats which can accommodate a maximum of 30 passengers each. Fare ranges from PHP 30 to PHP 50 depending on the distance traveled.
The ferry service, which was revived last April, has six stations from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Intramuros in Manila.
Pasig River Ferry – Boat stations