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Make sail – construction progresses on TransLink’s newest SeaBus

As part of the Mayors’ Council’s Ten-Year Vision, TransLink’s delivering a new SeaBus, scheduled for delivery early next year! This means more frequent service will be coming between Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay with sailings every 10 minutes during rush hour.

Construction began back in November 2017 and the keel was laid this past February. Since then, our shipbuilder Damen Shipyards have made tremendous progress on the hull (the bottom of the vessel), wheelhouse (where the captain commands the ship from) and passenger cabin. Check out the pictures!

The Hull

Photo of the hull of the new SeaBus being built

The hull of the SeaBus is being built upside-down!

The Wheelhouse

Photo of the New SeaBus Wheelhouse

The wheelhouse of the new SeaBus!

It might not look like much yet, but just wait! The next big milestone in construction comes when the hull is pulled out, flipped over and attached to the passenger cabin and wheelhouses! This work is scheduled to begin at the end of this month—that’s when it will actually start to look like a SeaBus. Stay tuned! We’ll have photos to share with you every step of the way!

Author: Sarah Kertcher


  • By Joe, A 12 for Transit, April 11, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

    I hope somebody has the vision to put a viewing deck on this Seabus for folks. Please.

  • By Jack, September 16, 2020 @ 12:26 am

    Does anyone know why the original SeaBus wheelhouse was separated from the passenger cabin roof by a visible air gap?

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