SeaBus suffering from major overcrowding due to Lions Gate Bridge closure (PHOTOS)
A police incident caused major headaches for commuters travelling between Vancouver and the North Shore this morning.
Earlier, the Lions Gate Bridge was closed down in both directions, causing significant delays.
And commuters hoping to avoid the closure chaos have opted to cross the water on the SeaBus, which has resulted in “heavier than normal” passenger loads.
#SeaBus – Due to Lions Gate Bridge closure, there are heavier than normal passenger loads, please allow extra travel time. ^CK
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) July 13, 2018
Well, yeah, that’s one way to put it.
In a statement, TransLink said buses are bringing customers to SeaBus instead causing heavy volume at both terminals.
“Customers can expect sailing waits as there are more people in the terminals than can be accommodated in a single sailing,” the company added.
They advised anyone taking transit to or from the North Shore to “build extra time into their trip.”
Transit scaries on Friday the 13th. Insanity trying to catch a @TransLink Seabus to #NorthVan. Lines up both escalators and beyond… pic.twitter.com/RxGRU0Z8WW
— Braden McMillan (@BradenMcMill) July 13, 2018
@NEWS1130 this is what the Lonsdale Quay Seabus terminal looks like right now #lionsgatebridge #northvan #Vancouver #traffic pic.twitter.com/foXvKOHcow
— Edmund James Wong (@EdmundJ_in140) July 13, 2018
Lionsgate Bridge is closed, buses to the SeaBus are too packed to get on, queue for SeaBus starts outside the terminal pic.twitter.com/je5fpS9a9S
— Cath Ennis (@enniscath) July 13, 2018
Lions gate bridge closed on a Friday morning and this #SeaBus lineups explode. Now imagine if all these people only drove single occupancy cars…🤔😲Mooooaaaarr public transit! #NorthVan #WestVan (photo cred @YVR_P) @BuildBridgesNV pic.twitter.com/MLQDV8MvNr
— Ash Amlani (@ashrafamlani) July 13, 2018
The Lions Gate Bridge has since reopened.