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Sydney's Public Transport Authority Has Just Agreed to Name a New Ferry Ferry McFerryface

Sydneysiders have voted to keep the bizarre legacy of Boaty McBoatface alive.
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 14, 2017
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Sydney's Public Transport Authority Has Just Agreed to Name a New Ferry Ferry McFerryface

Sydneysiders have voted to keep the bizarre legacy of Boaty McBoatface alive.
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 14, 2017
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Well, Sydney suggested it — and for some reason, Transport for NSW has obliged. The city's newest ferry will be named Ferry McFerryface.

Proving that the bizarre legacy of Boaty McBoatface will live on for some time, the people of Sydney have decided that names of suburbs and notable Australians aren't the way to go. The government authority threw to the public for suggestions for the new fleet of ferries last year and, of the 15,000 submitted, Ferry McFerryface was one of the most popular submissions.

Ferry McFerryface is the last ferry in the new fleet of six to be named, and joins other (more cordially named) vessels named after individuals who have  contributed to Australian society like ophthalmologist Fred Hollows, heart surgeon Victor Chang and obstetrician Catherine Hamlin. McFerryface doesn't quite have the same reverence as its counterparts, but the internet, I guess.

This new fleet will serve inner city routes and service Watsons Bay, Cockatoo Island and the new Barangaroo wharf. The new ferries will have Wi-Fi on-board, greater disability access and space for bikes. Transport for NSW also plans to acquire four more ferries to service the Parramatta River.

Published on November 14, 2017 by Lauren Vadnjal

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