PASSENGERS greeted the third replacement pier in Central with complaints over the congested walkway and poor directions. The Hong Kong and Yau Ma Tei Ferry Company yesterday started operating at Pier 6 where much improvement is yet to be done. The pier is for services between Central and the outlying islands. It is next to Pier 7, which serves other company routes. There is only one walkway connecting the MTR station in Central with both piers. Some passengers said the walkway, 3.5 metres wide, was too narrow and caused congestion during the morning rush. Others said they had gone to the wrong pier because they did not see any direction signs. Yip Yau, 76, who was catching a ferry to Ping Chau, was angered by the long journey from Central MTR. 'It took me 30 minutes to walk through. It's just too far away,' she said. Ms Yip also complained about the stairs she had to climb to the Ping Chau ferry platform. 'I didn't need to climb any stairs at the old pier,' she said. Housewife Wong Lai-man, who turned up at the old pier, said she did not know it had been moved. Ms Wong walked for 20 minutes back to the new pier. 'I would have been close to Tsuen Wan by now if I had taken the MTR.' The opening of Pier 6 had been delayed for two days because of complaints over poor arrangements at the other two replacement piers.