On Sunday morning, TransLink announced "major service cuts" that would drastically reduce SeaBus hours Monday and Tuesday. However, late Sunday afternoon, TransLink changed course and announced only a few cancellations for Monday.
“SeaBus service cancellations for Monday and Tuesday announced earlier today No, go ahead. This means the service will not be operating at the scheduled time this morning. The problem of understaffing behind cancellations has been resolved, ”explains TransLink in a press release.
The initial announcement reduced SeaBus to a frequency of 30 minutes during off-peak hours and 15 minutes at 1 pm and 8 pm. rush hour with a bus bridge to help carry passengers between Waterfront and Lonsdale Quay.
Now, TransLink says SeaBus will be on its regular schedule minus just four cancellations on Monday:
- 7:20 am and 9:00 am from Lonsdale Wharf
- 7:35 and 9:15 from Waterfront
We apologize for any confusion this may cause. We will do our best to keep customers informed, ”adds TransLink.
Talks were broken off again last week between the Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) and Unifor, the union representing about 5,000 transit operators and maintenance workers, resulting in Unifor delivering on its promise to increase its action at work.
On Friday, several bus routes were interrupted on the Vancouver subway throughout the day. There is still a possibility that the bus service may be reduced by about 10% on the Vancouver subway from Monday.
Customers are advised to take extra time to travel to their destination, and check the Transit Alerts page for service level updates.