Community Meeting – Drastic Ferry Timetable Changes Proposal

13 Feb

Event Date
13 Feb
Event Time
6:00 pm
Hunters Hill
Organiser Name
Hunters Hill Council
Web Address
Venue Details
Hunters Hill Council Chambers
Venue Address
22 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill

A bit about this event

What will be changing?

Route change

We are planning to change the F8 Cockatoo Island route to provide more frequent services serving Cockatoo Island, Woolwich, Greenwich Point and Birchgrove, to and from Barangaroo.

The route will no longer serve Balmain Wharf. Instead, we are proposing to alter the F3 Parramatta River route to include Balmain, replacing the service currently provided by F8 services, but at a much higher frequency – up to three times more often as it does currently.

F8 Cockatoo Island proposed new route

Interchange at Barangaroo for more connecting services

The route change will also see all F8 services terminating at Barangaroo.

Barangaroo is a major transport interchange where you can connect right into the heart of the Sydney CBD, including with trains and buses, via Wynyard Walk.

You will be able to interchange at Barangaroo for other enhanced ferry services, including the F4 City Connector. With the overall proposed changes across the network, there will be more connecting services to bring you to your final destination.


What will be changing?

Watch the proposed route changes video below:

Simplification and improvement of the commuter peak service

We are proposing to simplify the current complex peak hour stopping patterns to make it easier for our commuters to use Parramatta River services. The proposed changes are as follows:

A shuttle service from Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Park
Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Park shuttle every 60 minutes during peak periods. Customers from Parramatta and Rydalmere travelling to the city can transfer at Sydney Olympic Park. There will also be one all stops service running from Rydalmere to Barangaroo.

A limited stop service express service from Sydney Olympic Park to Barangaroo
Sydney Olympic Park to Barangaroo, stopping at all stops to Abbotsford then only at Balmain East, running at least every 20 minutes during peak hours (every 10 minutes during the busiest period).

An all stops service from Abbotsford
Abbotsford to Barangaroo, all stops including Cockatoo Island, Balmain and Balmain East, running at least every 20 minutes during peak hours (every 10 minutes during the busiest period).

F3 weekday peak hours service overview


Further information and details are at :