Reminder: Fauntleroy ferry cuts start today, possible bus effects

dock1.jpgAs mentioned here on Friday, the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry runs are down to 2 boats through mid-February, starting today, because repair work is reducing the number of ferries available systemwide. Here’s the WSF overview, which mentions added passenger runs between downtown and Vashon to try to relieve some of the potential pain. Here’s the new F-V-S schedule; looking at the always-cool WSF GPS-powered Vessel Watch, it appears that Issaquah and same-class Kitsap will be the two boats on the run, since Chelan is going into drydock. For non-ferry riders, the effects you’re most likely to notice will be potential longer backups along Fauntleroy during the evening commute — considering Southworth-bound drivers will have a long gap between the 4:40 and 6:20 departures — and possible bus delays/overloads that Metro is warning riders about.

2 Replies to "Reminder: Fauntleroy ferry cuts start today, possible bus effects"

  • JLV January 14, 2008 (9:02 am)

    I live in West Seattle and commute to Vashon. The most frustrating thing is that WSF waited until Friday afternoon to announce this! The Chelan is going in for scheduled maintenance – surely they knew before Friday! For people who have a highly choreographed way of getting to work that involves ferries, busses and van pools, a weekend was not enough time to ensure you would still be able to get to work on time Monday morning. Especially if you didn’t find out until Sunday!

  • Rick January 14, 2008 (10:29 am)

    I really miss my house on Long Lake in Kitsap but really,really don’t miss that daily commute. Good luck to ya’ll. WSF strikes again!

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