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TransLink increases SeaBus frequency

May 11, 2017

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — Starting May 19, customers will benefit from another SeaBus service increase as part of TransLink’s continued roll out of Phase One of the 10-Year Mayors’ Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation. This service increase means 15-minute sailings will start earlier on weekends and run until 9 p.m. every day, making it even easier to travel to or from the North Shore.

SeaBus service increases include:

  • 15-minute sailings starting at 6 a.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays and most holidays.
  • 15-minute service will also extend later into the evening. This will allow customers to enjoy peak-hour service for departures until 9:02 p.m. from Lonsdale Quay and 9:16 from Waterfront Station every day.

As part of Phase One of the 10-Year Vision, TransLink increased SeaBus service in January by doubling service on Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. With the May 19 increase, SeaBus joins the Frequent Transit Network (FTN), a network of corridors where transit service runs at least every 15 minutes in both directions through the day and into the evening, every day of the week.

People traveling along Frequent Transit Network corridors can expect convenient, reliable, easy-to-use services that are frequent enough that they do not need to refer to a schedule. Other TransLink services that are part of the FTN include the Expo, Millennium and Canada lines, and B-Line bus service.

Over the next two years, TransLink will continue rolling out Phase One of the 10-Year Vision with a region-wide expansion of transit services and road, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.



“The SeaBus is a fast and convenient service to and from the North Shore and we’re excited to announce it will be even more convenient with 15-minute service throughout the day and into the evening. At most times of the day, passengers won’t have to wait more than 15 minutes for the next sailing. This is just one of the ways we continue to deliver on Phase One of the 10-Year Vision to reduce wait times and offer customers more flexibility.”

Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink

“The SeaBus is a key transportation connection for the North Shore, and this peak-hour service extension will make public transit a more viable option for people visiting, living and working on the North Shore. The City of North Vancouver looks forward to further service extensions of the 10-Year Vision to better connect the North Shore with Vancouver and the wider region.”

Mayor Darrell Mussatto, City of North Vancouver

SeaBus Facts

  • In 2016, there were 5.9 million boardings
    • Average boardings from Monday - Friday: 17,600
    • Average boardings on Saturdays: 15,000
    • Average boardings on Sundays/holidays: 11,400      
    • 100 million boardings since TransLink came into being in 1999
    • SeaBus opened for service in 1977
    • Another SeaBus will be put into service in 2019 as part of Phase One of the 10-Year Vision.

Learn More:

Frequent Transit Network

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