SeaBus sailing frequency will be reduced on Monday and Tuesday, November 18 and 19, as part of the union job action. The job action will bring service frequency down to every 30 minutes for much of the service day.
TransLink is asking customers to make alternate arrangements if possible.
SeaBus service schedule:
- 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – 15-minute service
- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – 30-minute service
- 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – 15-minute service
- 9:00 p.m. to end of service – 30-minute service
Exact sailing times, however, will vary as service moves to this new schedule. A bus bridge will be established to help manage passenger loads, but TransLink is warning it won’t match SeaBus capacity.
SeaBus cancellations will coincide with the union’s planned ban on operator overtime Monday (November 18). Meanwhile, Coast Mountain Bus Company is working to minimize impact on customers but expects a 10 per cent reduction in bus service.
CMBC is offering annual salary increases of over $6,000 for operators and nearly $10,000 for mechanics outpacing other public sector settlements in BC, as well as significant improvements to working conditions such as guaranteed recovery time for operators, the company said.
CMBC is urging the union to immediately end job action and to return to the bargaining table with reasonable wage demands.