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:
Good morning! The TransLink Twitter desk & Customer Info are now open.We anticipate some delays to bus & SeaBus later today. Here’s what we know about our morning service. We'll keep you updated throughout the day.^LA
✔ SkyTrain (incl. Canada Line)
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) November 3, 2019
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.
— Unifor Canada (@UniforTheUnion) November 1, 2019
With files from Elana Shepert