PATRONAGE of the Wymah Ferry route has tripled since the new vessel started operating a year ago.
New figures released yesterday by Albury MP Greg Aplin show the ferry, which crosses Lake Hume between Wymah and Granya, has an average of 30 users each day.
That peaked in January this year with 1101 users.
There were 858 users in June last year, up from 427 in June 2012.
It comes as tenders are invited for the operation of the ferry starting from July this year.
The successful tender would be required to operate the service for three years, from 6am to 9pm in daylight savings and 7am-8pm at other times.
All tenderers must comply with the NSW Government Code of Practice for Procurement.
Tender documents can be bought from tenders.nsw.gov.au, and must be lodged by 2.30pm on May 14.