|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.