Several SeaBus sailings cancelled Sunday, confirms TransLink

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The SeaBus will remain on a reduced sailing schedule this weekend due to the transit strike. Photo by lenic / Shutterstock.com

SeaBus service between Vancouver and North Vancouver will remain on reduced sailing schedule for the remainder of the weekend, confirms TransLink.

According to TransLink, Sunday’s schedule changes are as follows:

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3

6 Sailing cancellations in the afternoon

  • The 1:30pm from Lonsdale Quay and 1:45pm from Waterfront will be cancelled
  • The 3:30pm from Lonsdale Quay and 3:45pm from Waterfront will be cancelled
  • The 4:45pm from Lonsdale Quay and 5:00pm from Waterfront will be cancelled

10 Sailing cancellations in the evening (between 6:45pm and 9:15pm)

  • This will result in sailings every 30-minutes between 6:45pm and 9:15pm, instead of sailings every 15-minutes.
  • Regular 30-minute service continues after 9:15pm until the final sailing.

The transit agency has been scaling back sailings on the busy Waterfront to Lonsdale Quay connector since Friday, Nov. 1, when Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) operators and maintenance workers represented by Unifor began a job action.

The transit authority cancelled 14 sailings Friday, which resulted in service running every 15 minutes rather than every ten minutes. They implemented further reductions on Saturday, at which point the announced how they would proceed for the duration of the weekend.

On Twitter, TransLink said they anticipate unspecified bus delays later today, in addition to the SeaBus schedule changes:

You can follow TransLink on Twitter for alerts, or view them online here.

CMBC employees represented by Unifor are participating in the job action, which includes operators not wearing CMBC uniforms, because the union and the employer have not been able to reach an agreement on terms for a contract, specifically regarding pay, benefits, and safety, including recovery time between shifts.

With files from Elana Shepert

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom