Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 10:52am
    Ferry Update: Revised Routing

    Effective at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, the following route adjustments will be in place to preserve a regular ferry schedule:

    • The ferry’s Waterside stop will remain closed until HRT is notified by the city that the cordoned-off dock is safe to access. Instead, service between Portsmouth and Norfolk will dock only at the Harbor Park ferry landing.
    • All ferry in Portsmouth will be consolidated to the High Street stop. The North Landing stop will not be used for the time being. The first ferry will depart from High Street at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends through Memorial Day, when some trips increase to 15-minute increments.
    • Once passengers arrive at Harbor Park, they will be directed via signs along accessible walkways to The Tide light rail station at Harbor Park. From there, passengers can take The Tide westbound to downtown. Or passengers can access the Elizabeth River Trail from the ferry stop.
    • Ferry service for Norfolk Tides baseball home games will leave Portsmouth at the High Street landing. The North Landing stop will not be used for Tides games until further notice. Parking is available at the Water Street parking garage, directly across the street from the High Street ferry dock. Please visit the City of Portsmouth Parking Authority for rates:https://www.portsmouthva.gov/260/Downtown-Parking
    • Passengers traveling to Portsmouth from Norfolk can catch The Tide at any station to Harbor Park Station, then follow signs to the ferry.
    • The current shuttle bus service between Waterside and Portsmouth will be discontinued with the last departures Wednesday night, April 17.
    • Fares for the ferry will be honored on The Tide light rail so only one ticket is needed for the transfer. Proof of payment on light rail includes showing a pass, round-trip ticket or one-way ticket receipt.

    While HRT understands the inconvenience to passengers due to the dock issue, this solution best preserves the vital ferry service while maintaining a regular schedule.

    For ferry schedules, please visit https://gohrt.com/routes/ferry/. For Tide light rail schedules, please see https://gohrt.com/routes/light-rail/. Fare information is available at: https://gohrt.com/fares/.

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