Sydney Fast FerriesPage created Monday, 12th July, 2010 - HTML 4.01 Transitional
Last modified/checked: Saturday, 9th June, 2012
During 2009 the NSW Government made a surprise decision to retender the Circular Quay - Manly ferry routes based on wharf access fees. As a result
of this retendering process, Sydney Fast Ferries won the right to operate scheduled services between these two wharves.
The new services commenced on the morning of Thursday 1st April 2010 with ferries leaving Manly at 6.20am and Circular Quay at 6.25am.
Smartcard technology is again used for these services in the form of a stored value, 10-trip card with individual rides being deducted for
each journey. Top-up facilities (in "blocks" of ten trips) are available at both Manly and Circular Quay.
By October 2011, both operators continue to provide services however this may yet change as a result of the newly elected
Liberal Governments announcement to privatise the running of all Sydney ferry services.
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