A key connection between the North Shore and downtown Vancouver is getting a service upgrade, starting later this month.
As part of TransLink’s continuing Phase One rollout of the 10-Year Mayors’ Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, SeaBus service will start earlier on weekends, and run later every day in 15-minute intervals.
- $2 billion Metro Vancouver transit investment plan approved
- $2-billion plan: 5 new B-Line routes and more frequent SkyTrain beginning in 2017
- $2.2 billion in federal budget for Broadway Subway and Surrey LRT
Fifteen-minute sailings will begin at 6 am on weekdays, 7 am on Saturdays, and 8 am on Sundays.
They’ll continue every 15 minutes until the 9:02 pm sailing from Lonsdale Quay and 9:16 pm from Waterfront Station every day.
“The SeaBus is a fast and convenient service to and from the North Shore and we’re excited to announce it will be even more convenient with 15-minute service throughout the day and into the evening,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond in a statement.
“At most times of the day, passengers won’t have to wait more than 15 minutes for the next sailing.”
As part of Phase One of the 10-Year Vision, TransLink increased SeaBus service in January by doubling service on Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 7 pm.
“The SeaBus is a key transportation connection for the North Shore, and this peak-hour service extension will make public transit a more viable option for people visiting, living and working on the North Shore,” said North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto.
“The City of North Vancouver looks forward to further service extensions of the 10-Year Vision to better connect the North Shore with Vancouver and the wider region.”
Another SeaBus is scheduled to be added to the fleet in 2019.
There were 5.9 million SeaBus boardings in 2016.
A full schedule of SeaBus sailings can be found here.
For those who connect the Sea Bus with the SkyTrain, first and last trains to and from WaterFront Station include: