Cherry Branch-Minnesott ferry to shift schedule starting Jan. 1

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Vehicles unload off the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry. The route will shift schedules beginning on Jan. 1.

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Published: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

The N.C. Ferry Division has announced schedule changes for the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach route beginning on Wednesday.

The new schedule calls for the elimination of six runs during the day, three from each direction. The new schedule also shifts departure times to the hour and half hour after 8:30 a.m. Previously, the runs were mostly on the quarter hour.

For Cherry Branch, the new departures times are 5 a.m., 5:45 a.m., 6:15 a.m., 6:45 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight.

For Minnesott Beach, the new departure times are 5:25 a.m., 6:15 a.m., 6:45 a.m.,7:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The 15- to 20-minute ride across about three miles of the Neuse River remains free.



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