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  Old South Ferry Station to Reopen for Service in early April

1 line iconService Returns to Lower Manhattan

MTA NYC Transit Reopens the Old South Ferry Loop Station
  • After Hurricane Sandy:

After weeks of intense work to rehabilitate the previously decommissioned South Ferry Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) opened the terminal to passenger service at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 4 bringing 1 Line icon line train service back to the tip of Lower Manhattan.

MTA Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer and other MTA personnel were on hand at 8 a.m. to greet customers at the main entrance to the station adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

The old loop station is brought back into passenger service while the newer terminal station (opened back in 2009), which was heavily damaged by Superstorm Hurricane Sandy, undergoes extensive repairs.

As a reminder, the old South Ferry Station only allows for the first five cars of a train to platform. Customers coming from points north and terminating their trips at the old loop station are urged to use the staircase at the center of the platform to exit the station. Customers entering the station should use the main entrance adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal.

Wheelchair Accessible Information for mobility impaired customers:

  • There is no elevator service at South Ferry, due to long-term reconstruction.
  • Chambers St is the nearest 1 Line icon line ADA Accessible Station. Elevator located at northwest corner of Hudson and Chambers St.

Bus icon   Bus connections: M5 (one block east at
      Church St), M20 (southbound).

  • Uptown from South Ferry, take the M5 to Chambers St and transfer to the 1 Line icon.
  • Downtown to South Ferry, transfer to the M5 or M20 at Chambers St.

  • Overnights only, free paratransit service replaces temporary shuttle buses between the South Ferry 1 Line icon station and the Chambers Street 1 Line icon2 Line icon3 Line icon station. This service will continue until the South Ferry 1 Line icon station is ADA-accessible once more. This service is available seven days a week from 1 AM to 6:30 AM. Read more about paratransit service.


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