Citing rising demand, TransLink is returning SeaBus service to every 15 minutes during peak hours.
Sailings had been cut to one every 30 minutes during the 7:00-9:30 a.m. and 3:00-6:30 p.m. commute due to lower ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Demand is expected to continue increasing as B.C.’s economy re-opens and as British Columbians undertake more travel within the province this summer,” said TransLink in a media release.
The transit agency says average daily boardings have nearly tripled since the lowest point of the pandemic in April — but remain about 25 per cent below last July’s levels.
SeaBuses will continue to run at 50 per cent capacity to reduce crowding, and passengers are encouraged to wear a non-medical mask.
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