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Refurbished Main Street Ferry Terminal Reopens

Alameda’s Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal has re-opened for service after a 10-week closure for major refurbishment. The major construction project upgraded the building’s seismic resiliency and prepared the terminal for electrification of the ferry system. The work finished on time and within the $10 million budget.

Alameda Post - a smiling staff member at the newly refurbished Main Street Ferry Terminal
The Main Street Ferry Terminal is ready for passengers. Photo SF Bay Ferry / Facebook.

“This much-needed terminal refurbishment in Alameda improves the passenger experience, as well as safety and resilience for our skilled mariners,” said Board Chair Jim Wunderman of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). “It also shows our continued investment in Alameda, a bedrock ferry community.”

Main Street Alameda service has resumed to the San Francisco Ferry Building via the  Oakland & Alameda route, as well as South San Francisco, Alameda Short Hop, and Chase Center ferry routes. Weekday departure and arrival times for the Oakland & Alameda route will remain unchanged with the addition of the Main Street Alameda stop, but weekend departure and arrival times will be different throughout both days, including two additional service hours in the evenings.

A pilot project that ran a temporary weekday route between South San Francisco and Mission Bay was discontinued as of Monday. Trips from Main Street Alameda Terminal to South San Francisco will resume.

Alameda Post - the Schedules for the Alameda Seaplane, Oakland, and Alameda Main Street Ferry terminals
Updated ferry schedule. Click to enlarge.

Routes and Schedules are posted on the SF Ferry website and are available on all major transit apps. See the Oakland & Alameda Route page for the new schedule from Main Street Station to downtown San Francisco.

The refurbishment project included the repair and replacement of the existing terminal infrastructure to bring the site into compliance with current seismic safety requirements. Improvements include bridge and foundation replacement, gangway replacement, float replacement and utility upgrades.

The project design also included elements to facilitate future electrification of the terminal for zero-emission ferry vessels. Passengers will see direct benefits like more efficient ferry operations and modernized terminal lighting.

The project was funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and Alameda County transportation sales tax revenues through Measure B/BB.

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