New Liffey Boat Service a Ferry Good Idea

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By Chamber Press Office, 22 January 2019

Dublin Chamber has welcomed the announcement of a new passenger ferry service across the River Liffey in the North Wall Quay area.

The Chamber has congratulated Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council on the initiative, which will see the ferry service commence on Monday 11th February.

The Chamber said the new service will be a fun addition for locals and tourists and will also provide a new transport option for commuters who need to cross the river each day for work.

The new service, which will run between The Point, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and a stop close to the Convention Centre Dublin, will provide an interim solution for commuters while plans for much-needed new pedestrian bridges over the Liffey are finalised.

According to Dublin Chamber’s Head of Public Affairs Graeme McQueen: “It’s fantastic to see a passenger service like this being re-introduced to the River Liffey. Dublin’s waterways remain under-utilised and passenger ferries such as these are commonplace in other cities around the world. We anticipate strong demand from tourists and locals for the service. It’s also likely to provide a solution for the many workers who work on one side of the Liffey, but live on the other. Plans are there to build at least two new pedestrian bridges across the stretch of river between the East Link and Samuel Beckett Bridges. This new boat service will provide another option for those people until those bridges are built in the coming years.”