Took a round trip from Bremerton to Seattle yesterday on MV Chimacum. Haven't been through that terminal in a couple of years, so a lot has changed from my perspective. The old terminal is completely gone now, and they are still operating out of the partially completed new terminal Olympic Ferries posted above. The new overhead walkway for Slip 3 is in place now. It has a wide passenger plank which will be good for foot passenger throughput. I'm assuming Slip 3 will go back to Bainbridge-bound ferries when the terminal is finally completed. Currently, Bremerton is using Slip 3 and Bainbridge is using Slip 1.
Finally some good news - the new terminal building at Colman Dock is complete and fully open as of today
New Colman Dock ferry terminal opens to the public Friday by Theron Zahn, KOMO News Staff Friday, November 18th 2022
The new Colman Dock ferry terminal along the Seattle waterfront opens to passengers Friday morning. Washington State Ferries (WSF) said the new passenger building is a “vast improvement” from the old facility.
The new building has more than 20,000 square feet of passenger space, which is room for about 1,900 ferry riders. WSF said the 362 seats inside the new facility is triple the amount in the old terminal building. The new building also has four restrooms and 12 turnstiles for each route, including six turnstiles that are ADA-accessible.
The new building is a project five years in the making. There was a lot to do when construction started in 2017, right down to replacing the pilings to make the whole terminal better able to withstand an earthquake.
One-third of the building opened in 2019 so WSF could continue service to Bremerton and Bainbridge Island while crews finished the remaining two-thirds of the building. The new facility faces the water, with more than 4,200 square feet of windows looking onto Elliott Batt and the city.
But the work is not done yet. Crews are still working on a new entry building along Alaskan Way and the elevated pedestrian connector to the new terminal building. Those are expected to open in 2023. Crews are also working to add more elevator access from Alaskan Way and additional passenger drop-off and pick-up locations in front of the new building.
WSF said there will eventually be 10 food and retail vendors at Colman Dock.