|This vessel arrived way back in November or December, making this a very long time in refit. Also of interest, is the the positioning voyage from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria required a Pilot. Unusual for a Canadian ship, but apparently the Captains of the Seabus ships are only licenced for movements within Vancouver Harbour.
With all the ships they have now, would it not be feasible to create some new routes for the Seabus? I still fondly remember my visit to Amsterdam in 2015. They have a pretty good system there. Unless things have changed, it was free to ride.
Lots of infrastructure they'd have to build to safely operate the SeaBuses on new routes. Much lower tolerance here for the free-for-all boarding schemes we see in many places around the world!
Besides, these new boats aren't excess capacity - they're to increase much-needed frequencies during regular operations while still maintaining a decent schedule in the event of maintenance on one of the boats.
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Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
University of Calgary
Post by Blue Bus Fan on Jul 24, 2021 17:27:45 GMT -8
TransLink should bring back ten minutes frequency to SeaBus but all day because I am SeaBus this evening and wow I never seen SeaBus at 95% full even before COVID-19.
I took a trip on Burrard Chinook this evening , her interior is similar to Burrard Otter II but Burrard Chinook is equipped with a couple USB, I personally through they would be underneath each seat which they are not.
Post by Blue Bus Fan on Sept 1, 2021 0:27:54 GMT -8
Starting September 6, SeaBus will return to regular scheduled after two years of go all over the place, with 10 minutes frequency being provided in rush hours. I hope this can be upgraded to 10 minutes frequency instead of 15 minutes frequency seven days, 15 minutes frequency instead of 30 minutes in near future.
Post by Blue Bus Fan on Mar 19, 2022 22:02:03 GMT -8
I think SeaBus should be 10 minutes service during midday on weekdays and 12:06 to 8:06 on weekends to help increase capacity because I have notice that boats seem to be getting fuller compared to pre-Covid times. 10 minutes service seven days would help SeaBus in future with people are travelling at off peak periods which is good because off peak service should be beef up to meet future demands.