Part of the effort to bring back the previous glory of the Pasig River the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) revived the Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) to provide an alternative transport route to help decongest the perennial traffic in Metro Manila. This was done in conjunction with the development of the banks of Pasig River into linear parks and walkways following the resettlement of informal settlers in the river.
Launched last February 14, 2007 by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo the PRFS offers the commuting public with a safe, reliable, and efficient transport system at a minimum cost and travel time. It is the only water-based transportation which cruises the stretch of Pasig River connecting the cities of Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasig and Taguig.
Stations and Boats
At present, the PRFS is composed of 10 ferry stations, six (6) satellite stations and a fleet of six (6) ferry vessels. The ferry stations are operated by PRRC while the satellite stations and the boats are owned and operated by a private company – the Nautical Transport Services, Inc.
The ferry stations are air-conditioned with comfortable waiting area and clean restrooms. It is also equipped with handicapped lift, turnstiles, an electronic ticketing system and security cameras.
The ferry boats are catamaran-type vessels that can accommodate 150 passengers. It is air-conditioned, has clean restrooms, life vests and flat-screened television for entertainment.
Pasig River Ferry Stations
Plaza Mexico Ferry Station – Intramuros, Manila
Escolta Ferry Station – Binondo, Manila
Quezon Bridge Ferry Station – Plaza Lawton, Manila
Quiapo Satellite Station – Quinta Market, Quiapo, Manila
PUP Ferry Station – Sta. Mesa, Manila
Sta. Ana Ferry Station – Sta. Ana, Manila
Lambingan Ferry Station – Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila
Valenzuela Ferry Station – Barangay Valenzuela, Makati City
Hulo Ferry Station – Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City
Guadalupe Ferry Station – Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City
San Joaquin Ferry Station – Barangay San Joaquin, Pasig City
Bambang Satellite Station – Jabson Compound, Bambang, Pasig City
Kalawaan Satellite Station – R. Castillo Street, Kalawaan Sur, Pasig City
Acasia Satellite Station – Gajit Street, Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
Napindan Satellite Station – Barangay Napindan, Purok 2, Taguig City
Nagpayong Satellite Station – Barangay Nagpayong, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City