Sunday morning TransLink announced a "major service cut" that would find SeaBus' schedules Monday and Tuesday dramatically reduced. However, Sunday afternoon TransLink changes direction and announces only a few cancellations for Monday.
"The cancellation of SeaBus services for Monday and Tuesday was announced earlier today will not advance. This means the service will not operate according to the schedule distributed this morning. The staff shortage problem behind the cancellation has been resolved, "TransLink explained in a media statement.
The initial announcement has that SeaBus is limited to a frequency of 30 minutes in non-peak hours and 15 minutes in hours and p.m. rush hour, with a bus bridge in place to help move passengers between Waterfront and Lonsdale Quay.
Now TransLink says SeaBus will be on a regular schedule minus only four cancellations on Monday:
- 7:20 in the morning and 9 in the morning from Lonsdale Quay
- 7:35 AM and 9:15 AM from Waterfront
We apologize for the confusion that might occur. We will do our best to provide information to customers, "TransLink added.
Talks broke out again last weekend between the Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) and Unifor, a union representing about 5,000 transit operators and maintenance workers, so Unifor kept its promise to increase their work actions.
On Friday, several bus routes experienced disruptions in Metro Vancouver throughout the day. There is still a possibility that bus services will decrease by around 10% across Metro Vancouver starting Monday.
Customers are advised to give themselves extra time to travel to their destination, as well as check the Transit Alerts page for updates at the service level.