15 Jan 2024

Ferry passengers return to work frustrated

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 15 January 2024

Frustrated Auckland ferry commuters are worried the recent spate of delays and cancellations to services will continue, and cause an increasing problem as more people return to work.

Close to a hundred ferry sailings were cancelled or delayed in the city last month, due to cruise ships arriving or departing from Princess Wharf.

Ports of Auckland say their movements restrict ferries from travelling through the downtown ferry basin.

The ferry building.

Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

But while cruise ships cannot move at peak times in the morning and evening, ferry services are still regularly cancelled.

Maia Ingoe reports.