Meadowbank ferry wharf

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Meadowbank
Meadowbank ferry wharf.JPG
Wharf in March 2016
Location Bowden Street, Meadowbank
Coordinates 33°49′16.13″S 151°5′23.52″E / 33.8211472°S 151.0898667°E / -33.8211472; 151.0898667Coordinates: 33°49′16.13″S 151°5′23.52″E / 33.8211472°S 151.0898667°E / -33.8211472; 151.0898667
Owned by Roads & Maritime Services
Operated by Harbour City Ferries
Platforms 2
Connections Bus
History
Rebuilt 26 May 2016
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Ferries   Following station
towards Circular Quay
F3
Parramatta River
towards Parramatta

Meadowbank ferry wharf is located on the northern side of the Parramatta River serving the Sydney suburb of Meadowbank.

History[edit]

Prior to the construction of the Ryde Bridge in the 1930s, Ryde wharf, located to the east of Meadowbank wharf at the current Ryde Bridge site, was the passenger wharf servicing the area.

Silt in the river and sludge from factory and industrial waste upstream led to the suspension of Sydney Ferries Limited services to Parramatta in 1928, with Meadowbank wharf becoming the westernmost point for ferry services.[1] In December 1993, the State Transit Authority resumed services to Parramatta.[2][3]

Today Meadowbank wharf is served by Sydney Ferries Parramatta River services operating between Circular Quay and Parramatta.[4] The single wharf is served by First Fleet and RiverCat class ferries. In late 2015, an upgrade of the wharf commenced.[5] It was completed in May 2016.[6]

Wharves & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 F3 Parramatta River service logo.png Circular Quay to Parramatta [4]

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses operates one route to and from Meadowbank wharf:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parramatta ferry service celebrates 20 years Parramatta City Council 9 December 2013
  2. ^ Parramatta RiverCat Ferry Services New South Wales Legislative Assembly Hansard 25 February 1992
  3. ^ By ferry to Parramatta Afloat Magazine May 2007
  4. ^ a b "F3: Parramatta River Ferry timetable" (PDF). Sydney Ferries. 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Meadowbank Wharf and interchange upgrade Roads & Maritime Services September 2015
  6. ^ Meadowbank Wharf reopens after major upgrade Transport New South Wales 27 May 2016
  7. ^ "Route 513 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Meadowbank ferry wharf at Wikimedia Commons