White Castle ferry returns to service

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – The White Castle ferry returned to service Nov. 3 at 4:30 a.m.

The 17-car ferry will operate regular hours from 4:30-8:30 a.m. and from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The ferry closed in April 2008 because of a shortage of licensed marine engineers needed to operate the vessel, according to the Department of Transportation and Development.

Before traveling, drivers can call the Toll-Free Ferry Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the “Ferry Status” page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site. 

Drivers can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/WhCastle_Ferry. By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry’s status via their Twitter Web page or text message. For questions about DOTD’s Twitter page or any other DOTD-related questions, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683).

The center’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.