Elizabeth River Ferry to resume regular summer service July 12

Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 13:23:23-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Elizabeth River Ferry will resume regular summer service on Sunday, July 12.

Officials said this is in response to increasing demand.

The ferry service was operating on a reduced winter schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of commuters to stay at home, shut down the Waterside District and severely curtailed activity at numerous other public establishments, officials said.

Waterside is now open so regular ferry service will resume as well.

Officials said all customers over the age of 10 are required to wear some type of facial covering and to continue practicing social distancing while on board.

Customers will find refurbished ferry docks at Waterside and High Street where upgrades include new structural work, wider gangways, and composite decking. The docks have been slightly redesigned to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The dock at Harbor Park also was upgraded, but with the team's season cancelled for 2020 no service will be provided at that location.

HRT resumed collecting fares on July 1.