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Melbourne’s Wyndham Explorer ferry gets off to sluggish start

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The operators of the Wyndham Explorer admit they’re ‘disappointed’ just seven people caught the ferry from Werribee South to Docklands on Thursday.

But they’re confident it will eventually succeed.

Melbourne’s new ferry launched officially on Monday, with more than 50 people making the trip on the 400-seat catamaran that day.

But it’s been pretty grim since – all trips have been in single figures.

‘If this was a TV show relying on ratings, it would have been taken off air already,’ Neil Mitchell said on 3AW.

Port Phillip Ferries operations director Murray Rance admitted it wasn’t ideal.

He said the ferry needed around 140 people per trip to make it ‘worthwhile.’ 

‘It’s a little bit disappointing, Neil,’ Mr Rance said.

‘But it takes time for people to change their habits.’

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Lord Mayor Robert Doyle was on the trial run last Friday and expects Melbourne to eventually get behind it.

‘I just loved it,’ he told Neil Mitchell.

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