Kurraba Point ferry passengers have been left in the lurch after authorities closed the wharf without warning.
Frustrated commuters were forced to climb back up almost 100 steps earlier this week, after discovering urgent maintenance works had begun over the weekend.
The wharf is served by the F5 ferry route to Circular Quay, which Transport NSW figures show carried 43,615 people in June.
Commuters were forced to walk up the steep ascent to street level and then head to Neutral Bay wharf.
Residents have taken to social media to vent their anger at the inconvenience , with many made to walk to the closest neighbouring wharf at Neutral Bay.
“We rushed down to catch the ferry on Monday morning and found a poster at the bottom of the stairs informing residents of the changes,” furious local Sally Lynch told Mosman Collective.
“Surely they could have placed the signs at street level and stupidly not at the wharf.
“It meant we had to schlep up 100 stairs for nothing – but on the bright side, at least we got some extra cardio in,” she said.
The F5 ferry route carried 43,615 passengers in June.
Local Bernard Bradney told the Mosman Daily the closure had exacerbated the commute time for people who rely on ferry access to Sydney’s CBD.
“It’s having a big impact for residents because the ferry is the only form of public transport around here – there are no buses or trains,” he said.