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[Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 07:59 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Yesler Way Closed Near Colman Dock, Starting Oct 16

Yesler Way will be closed between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way as crews continue to wrap up demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The closure will begin today and be in place for at least a week. Customers should continue to give themselves extra travel time when traveling in and out of Colman Dock.

We appreciate your continued patience during this project. If you have additional questions about the road closure, or demolition of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463). Customers can also sign-up to receive email updates about the project.

[Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 07:58 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Sidewalk Closure on Alaskan Way

The sidewalk on the west side of Alaskan Way between Marion and Columbia streets will be closed for approx. three weeks. People walking should follow detour signs and use the east side of Alaskan Way during this time. This closure protects pedestrian safety while crews demolish the portion of the old terminal building over the sidewalk.

For more information about the Colman Dock Project, visit:

[Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:14 PM]

Ana/Sidney B.C. - Cancelled Sailings Nov. 12 - Dec. 8

Beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, December 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in WSF's fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney B.C: M/V Elwha and M/V Chelan.

During this period, M/V Kitsap will replace Elwha/Chelan and sail in the #1 vessel position to maintain full 4-vessel service on the domestic San Juan Island routes. Kitsap will complete the domestic portion of the international sailings between Friday Harbor and Anacortes. 

Reservation holders on the cancelled international sailings will not be charged no-show fees. Customers may also choose to change or cancel their reservations without penalty at www.takeaferry.com.  

Alternate routes during this period are between Tsawwassen/Swartz Bay on B.C. Ferries, or between Port Angeles/Victoria on the Black Ball Ferry Line.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to maintain our fleet. 

[Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:02 PM]

Faunt/Va/South - Law Enforcement Assistance with Traffic Control at Fauntleroy

The Seattle Police Department has ended their contract with Washington State Ferries to provide off-duty officers assisting with traffic control at the Fauntleroy terminal. WSF has finalized an agreement with Washington State Patrol to continue this service and is now working with them to schedule officers at the terminal. In the meantime, there will be no law enforcement personnel at the terminal to facilitate loading and offloading during peak commute times, and customers may encounter some delays during these periods.  Drivers and pedestrians are also advised to use extra caution on Fauntleroy Way when travelling to and from the terminal. Updates on WSP availability will be provided as soon as that information is available.

[Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 07:19 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - New Elevators Open at Colman Dock

The new elevators at the Colman Dock terminal building are now open. The new elevators are located at the southwest corner of the terminal, next to the Pier 50 passenger-only dock. You can reach the elevators from the southwest corner of Alaskan Way and Yesler Way, by following the sidewalk west past the passenger-only ferry terminal. The old elevators on Alaskan Way are closed.

Walk-on passengers have the following options to enter and exit Colman Dock: 

  1. The pedestrian bridge between Colman Dock and and First Ave at Marion Street.
  2. Elevators and stairs at the southwest corner of the dock near the new passenger-only ferry dock at Pier 50.
  3. Stairs on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street connecting the street to the terminal level.

For more information about changes for walk-on passengers in Seattle, visit: http://bit.ly/ColmanWalkOnChanges

[Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2019 04:28 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW - 90-car Sealth Replaced 124-car Kittitas, Sept. 29 - Reminder

The Fall sailing season began on Sunday, September 29. Because the 124-vehicle Kittitas that is typically assigned to the Triangle route will be undergoing maintenance at this time, the 90-vehicle Sealth will substitute on the route for approximately the first month of the Fall schedule.

In addition, the Sealth is required to undergo a U.S. Coast Guard-mandated inspection by November 2, which means that the Triangle route will tentatively operate on a 2-boat schedule during the last week of October. This is subject to change; more information will be provided as the date approaches.

 WSF will send updates as conditions change. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we maintain our fleet.

[Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 05:21 PM]

ALL ROUTES: Reminder - Fares Changed Tuesday, Oct. 1

Please be advised of fare changes for Washington State Ferries (WSF) Tuesday, October 1, 2019: The last day of the summer peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares is today, September 30. On Tuesday, October 1, single vehicle fares will return to their non-peak rates. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes.

In addition, general fare increases and policy changes will take effect on Tuesday, October 1. Changes include:

  • 2.5 percent fare increase for all vehicles

  • An additional 5 percent fare increase for oversize vehicles on the Anacortes/ Sidney B.C. route

  • 2 percent fare increase for passengers

  • The time in which transfers can be made on the San Juan Islands Inter-island ferry is valid through the end of the service day it was issued

For more information, please visit the Washington State Transportation Commission’s Ferry Fares page. To view the current fares, and those going into effect on October 1, please visit the WSF Fare Information Page. 

[Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2019 04:28 AM]

Sea/BI/Brem - LimePod car-sharing vehicles cannot board state ferries

LimePod car-sharing vehicles will need to stay in Seattle until further notice. Currently, the vehicles become disabled while sailing across the Puget Sound. Customers driving these vehicles should give themselves extra time to park their vehicle and walk aboard or find other means to drive on Bremerton or Bainbridge-bound ferries.

[Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2019 04:28 AM]

Muk/Clin - Ferry Dock Road is Open for Business, 09/30

Ferry Dock Road is open for business! Passengers of the Clinton Ferry Terminal now have a new, safer loading area for meeting drivers. For more information about this project go to: bit.ly/SR525Clinton