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Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

On June 24th “we are introducing phase one of the new digital fare media for public buses and ferries, marking a pivotal moment in our journey towards modernization and efficiency,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17] the Minister said, “With the digital fare media, commuters... Read more of this article

Keel Laying Ceremony For New Fast Ferries

Keel Laying Ceremony For New Fast Ferries

Strategic Marine hosted the keel laying ceremony in Singapore for the two new fast ferries the Government has ordered. A Government spokesperson said, “As announced during the 2024/2025 Throne Speech, the Ministry of Transport is steadfastly advancing toward enhancing public transportation services, including strategically purchasing two 40-meter... Read more of this article

Summer Ferry Schedule To Start On April 29

Summer Ferry Schedule To Start On April 29

The Department of Marine and Ports Services announced that the Summer Ferry Schedule will start on April 29, 2024. A Government spokesperson said, “This schedule will see the resumption of daily weekday services on the Orange Ferry Route between Dockyard and St. George, catering to an increasing demand during the summer season. “For easy... Read more of this article

Funding Allocated For Two New Ferries

Funding Allocated For Two New Ferries

“Capital funding has been awarded for the purchase of two new ferries” and “digital fare media will be implemented for buses and ferries,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget this morning [Feb 16]. The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement said, “The Ministry of Transport has been allocated $68.2 million... Read more of this article

Ferry Services Suspended Due To Weather

Ferry Services Suspended Due To Weather

Due to the inclement weather, all ferry services will be suspended today [Feb 1] as of 5.30pm. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Marine and Ports Services has advised that due the inclement weather all ferry services will be suspended as of 5:30 pm today, 1 February. “The Department will resume service tomorrow morning. For... Read more of this article

Southampton Council Spreads Holiday Cheer

Southampton Council Spreads Holiday Cheer

Members of the Southampton Parish Council extended holiday cheer to ferry passengers traveling into Hamilton from the Rockaway Ferry Stop in Southampton on Monday, December 11. A spokesperson said, “When the passengers arrived at the stop, they were offered juice, water, pastries, granola bars, and other snacks hopefully making the peaceful, scenic... Read more of this article

Blue Route To Be Suspended On Saturday

Blue Route To Be Suspended On Saturday

In anticipation of inclement weather and high winds on Saturday [Nov 18], the Blue Route will be suspended. A Government spokesperson said, “Based on the forecast for inclement weather and high winds tomorrow, Saturday, 18 November, the Blue Route will be suspended. The Pink Route will operate on the weekend schedule as planned.” Related... Read more of this article

Ferry Experienced Malfunction & Ran Aground

Ferry Experienced Malfunction & Ran Aground

[Updated] The ferry Georgia “experienced a mechanical malfunction and ran aground near the Salt Kettle ferry dock” earlier today [Oct 25], the Government has confirmed. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Marine and Ports Services has confirmed an incident that occurred earlier today involving the ferry Georgia. The... Read more of this article

Orange Route Ferry Suspended Due To Weather

Orange Route Ferry Suspended Due To Weather

As a result of the current inclement weather the Orange route ferry services will be suspended today [Sept 13] as of 2.00pm departing St. George’s. A Government spokesperson said, “As a result of the current inclement weather the Orange route ferry services will be suspended today as of 2pm departing St. George’s. All other routes are currently... Read more of this article

Govt: Ferry Service Will Resume Today

Govt: Ferry Service Will Resume Today

The Department of Marine and Ports Services has advised that Ferry Service will resume today. A Government spokesperson said, “This morning, Sunday, 3 September, the Department of Marine and Ports Services has advised that Ferry Service will resume today on the full Sunday schedule. “Below is the schedule for the Labour Day Weekend ferry... Read more of this article

Labour Day Holiday Ferry Service Schedule

Labour Day Holiday Ferry Service Schedule

The Department of Marine and Ports Services has released the ferry schedule for the upcoming Labour Day holiday. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Marine and Ports Services has advised that the bow loading ramp at Hunter’s Wharf is back in service. The next scheduled service for St. George’s [Orange Route] is Labour Day,... Read more of this article

Blue Ferry Route Suspended Due To Weather

Blue Ferry Route Suspended Due To Weather

The Department of Marine & Ports Services is advising that the Blue ferry service route has been suspended due to the deteriorating weather conditions. A Government spokesperson said, “The Blue route will resume tomorrow [Thursday August 31]. However, the Green and Pink routes are operating as scheduled. “The Orange route is suspended due to... Read more of this article

Temporary Suspension Of Orange Route Ferry

Temporary Suspension Of Orange Route Ferry

The Orange Route Ferry service is suspended until further notice due to a “mechanical issue with the bow loading ramp at Hunter’s Wharf.” A Government spokesperson said, “As of today, Monday, 28 August 2023, the Orange Route Ferry [St. George's] is temporarily suspended until further notice. The suspension results from a mechanical... Read more of this article

Govt Issue RFP For Two Fast Ferries

Govt Issue RFP For Two Fast Ferries

The Government has issued a Request for Proposals [RFP] for two 500 passenger fast ferries. The Government said, “The Department of Marine & Ports Services on behalf of the Bermuda Government requires two [2] 500 passenger catamaran fast ferries designed and built to Lloyds Classification standards to be used primarily for our Blue & Orange... Read more of this article

Cup Match Ferry Service To St George’s

Cup Match Ferry Service To St George’s

The Department of Marine and Port Services announced the updated Orange Route Ferry Service to St George’s for the two-day Cup Match holiday. A Government spokesperson said, “Additional departure times from Watford Bridge, Dockyard, and Hunter’s Wharf, St George’s, are scheduled for Thursday, August 3, and Friday, August 4. Minister... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Enhanced Ferry Service To St. George’s’

Video: ‘Enhanced Ferry Service To St. George’s’

“I am pleased to announce the commencement of enhanced ferry service to St George’s,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said today. Minister Furbert said, “As media members will know, the St. George’s community has expressed a strong desire for consistent and enhanced ferry services, particularly during the summer season.... Read more of this article