The iconic Penang ferries will be out of service for the first time in its history for two days starting today, August 24, 2020 due to technical issues with its engine on four of its ferries that ply the Raja Tun Uda Terminal on the island and Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal on the mainland.
“Rapid Ferry will provide free shuttle bus services to bring passengers from Penang Central to Weld Quay on the island,” Osman Amir, Rapid Ferry Chief said as he apologizes for the inconvenience caused.
He said 10 buses will be plying the route at a 10- to 20-minute frequency.
The shuttle bus services are available on Platform 11 and 12 from Penang Sentral in Butterworth with the bus operating from 6am till 11pm.
The shuttle bus service on the island is located at Terminal A in Weld Quay Terminal and the first bus is rolls out at 7.10am while the last bus departs at 11pm.
A notice was put up near the entrance to the ferry terminal in Weld Quay which stated that the service was interrupted for the time being due to malfunction ferries.
Auxiliary policemen were also stationed at the terminal to divert the passengers to take the shuttle bus instead.