BC Ferries Announces Schedule Changes

Thursday, March 02, 2000
Effective Feb. 1, travellers using the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route will be able to choose either a PacifiCat or a conventional vessel, BC Ferries' President and CEO Bob Lingwood said. The conventional vessel's return to the route will mean trucks, buses and longer recreational vehicles will once again be carried between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo. This service will be offered on a revised schedule for the rest of this calendar year during the gradual phase-in of the PacifiCats. In addition, assured loading tickets will again be accepted on this route effective March 15. Assured loading tickets on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route were discontinued at the end of June in anticipation of fast-ferry-only service and expanded reservations, which were intended to manage demand and reduce traffic congestion at the terminals. "Under the new departure times, the first sailings each day will leave each terminal at 6:30 a.m., 15 minutes earlier than at present," said Lingwood. "The last sailings from both Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay will leave at 9 p.m." Earlier this month, Lingwood and BC Ferries' board chair, Michael Francis, announced a conventional ferry would replace one of the PacifiCats on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route to allow the fast ferries to be phased in more gradually. The schedule on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route will return to eight round trips on weekdays. "The original number was increased to nine Monday through Friday to provide extra commercial vehicle capacity when the PacifiCats were used exclusively on the Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay route," said Lingwood.
Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

VSAT Connectivity by Globecomm for Malaysia's PBJV Group

Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has been awarded a contract to provide VSAT connectivity to PBJV Group's barge Kota Laksamana 101.

New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM),

Globecomm to Provide VSAT for PBJV Barge

Purpose-built accommodation and pipe-lay barge on charter to Petronas equipped with VSAT and L-Band services. Globecomm Maritime has been awarded a contract

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1462 sec (7 req/sec)