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NYC Commuters Turn to Water Shuttles, Delays Follow

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A newly built ferry, to be used around the five boroughs of New York City, turns around in Jersey City, N.J. (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 04:41 PM

With rising delays on New York City's subway system, residents and workers in the city have begun using water ferries to shuttle them around town — and that's led to more delays.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the ferry service was launched in the spring and provides New Yorkers another option when it comes to public transit. Small boats and high ridership, however, have led to long lines at boarding locations.

Wait times are as long as one hour for some routes, the Journal reports.

"We've been here for about 35 minutes," 25-year-old Andrew Bernis told the Journal Monday. "It's New York. Everything good here gets discovered."

The city has added boats for weekend duty and has ordered additional vessels to try to keep up with the demand.

The New York Times noted last week that the city's subway is plagued by both its age (112 years) and overcrowding that push the system to its brink. Almost 6 million people ride the rails every day.

A New York City subway train derailed last week, resulting in nearly three dozen injuries.

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