Extra ferries available for America’s Cup
An increased ferry service will be implemented throughout the America's Cup as thousands flock to Dockyard.
The event gets under way on Friday with the first races followed by the official opening ceremony, for which tickets have already sold out.
Government announced that additional ferries had been scheduled between May 26 and June 27 to manage the increased passenger traffic to Dockyard that is anticipated for the races.
“Tickets for the dedicated ferry from Hamilton to the America's Cup Village have sold quickly, and on some days, are sold out to and from the event,” said a Government statement.
Transportation and America's Cup tickets can be booked online at www.americascup.com/tickets where more information is also available. Travel by dedicated America's Cup Village ferry is $5 each way per adult and $2.50 per child.
In addition to the dedicated event ferries, the public ferry service has extra routes between Hamilton and Dockyard and between St George's and Dockyard. The ferry times can be seen on www.acbda.bm/transport.
For those who are not booked on the dedicated ferry on Friday, the public ferry will be available. The usual schedule applies with runs on the hour until 7pm, then hourly from 7.30pm going to Dockyard. Extra public ferry services will be available leaving Dockyard to Hamilton at 10.00pm and 11.00pm on Friday.
On weekends, extra ferries will run at 12.00 noon from Hamilton and at 7.00pm and 8.00pm, and leaving Dockyard at 12.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm.
On Saturdays June 17 and 24, additional routes are scheduled to leave Hamilton at 8.00pm, 9.00pm and 10.00pm and leaving Dockyard at 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm.
On Tuesday and Friday nights an extra ferry will leave Dockyard to St George's at 6.00pm.
Those arriving at the Dockyard Ferry Terminal by public ferry will have the option to ride a free shuttle train from in front of the Clocktower Mall to the America's Cup Village or to walk to the America's Cup Village.
“While these extra routes will increase capacity, the public is reminded of other transportation options for the America's Cup, such as free motorbike parking and the Park n Ride programme,” added the statement.
Motorists who drive their car will have to book their Park n Ride ticket online for $25 per car. The cost is $30 when booked within 24 hours of use. The online system will automatically book the closest available parking area. This includes all passengers and the return shuttle service to America's Cup Village. Shuttle service is available from each area and runs on a 15-minute loop, either by ferry or minibus (includes accessibility). Park n Ride can be booked online at www.americascup.com/tickets.
Additional parking lots are available once Boaz Island Sports Field is fully booked. These are:
• Warren Simmons Field near Somerset Marketplace
• Somerset Primary
• Sandys Secondary School and
• West End Primary
Organisers anticipate that not all parking areas will be required and will only be opened as needed. Boaz Island Sports Field will be the primary parking area and on high traffic days the other fields will be opened as needed.
People booked on spectator boats leaving from Dockyard are advised to travel by public ferry, bus, taxi or pre-arranged transport to Dockyard. They can also use the Park n Ride facility for the Village and take a free shuttle train to the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard. Spectator boat passengers are advised to be at their assigned dock 30 minutes before their scheduled departure time.
The America's Cup Village is open daily from May 26 to June 27 except for the following days when it will be closed: June 1, June 5, June 9, June 14, June 15, June 16, June 19, June 22 and June 23.
Ongoing transportation information and updates are available at: www.acbda.bm/transport
• For the full schedule, click on the PDF under “Related Media”