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Spring brings more service for state ferry passengers

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Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Contact: Susan Harris-Huether, WSF senior programs manager, 206-515-3460 (Seattle)

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries’ spring schedule begins Sunday, March 24, with additional service, as traffic picks up after the winter lull.

Normal spring service increases include:

  • One trip per day to Sidney, B.C., similar to the fall schedule
  • Weekend inter-island service in the San Juan Islands, similar to the fall schedule
  • Three-boat service eight hours a day Saturday and Sunday on the Fauntleroy

Beginning May 12, two-boat service will resume on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route, similar to two-boat service in 2012. This year WSF will continue, on a trial basis, last year’s late evening sailings on Fridays and Saturdays during the mid-May through mid-October peak period (10 p.m. from Port Townsend and 10:40 p.m. from Coupeville).

New changes from prior years include:

  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Minor changes to some morning and early midday sailings
  • Edmonds/Kingston (weekends)

    Late evening schedule changes on Saturdays and Sundays to better match the weekday evening sailing times

    Additional morning sailings at 5:35 a.m. from Kingston and 6:20 a.m. from Edmonds Saturdays only

    A 10:30 p.m. from Kingston and 11:10 p.m. from Edmonds will operate Sundays only. The last trip on Saturdays and Sundays will continue to sail at 11:05 p.m. from Kingston and 11:45 p.m. from Edmonds.

  • Download a copy of the schedule from the WSF website. The spring schedule runs March 24 through June 15.


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