Ferry rates rising

Fare increases and less frequent sailings expected from BC Ferries

  • Oct. 10, 2012 1:00 p.m.

BC Ferries has the green light to raise fares by up to 12 per cent over three years and passengers should expect less frequent sailings on some major runs.

Increases in the fare cap of roughly four per cent a year were approved Monday by B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee.

The ferries regulator also directed BC Ferries to come up with more than $54 million in savings over four years, including $30 million through service cuts.

BC Ferries will trim some sailings starting Oct. 9, particularly when vessels are running with light passenger loads on major routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Regular odd-hour sailings won’t be affected, but nearly 100 even-hour sailings are to be scrapped between those terminals.

 

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