Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced upcoming service changes for some routes.
Most notably, the Edmonds – Kingston Ferry service has been fully restored after achieving at least 95% reliability over three consecutive weeks. It is the fourth ferry service to be fully restored. It joins the Anacortes – San Juan Islands Ferry, Bainbridge Ferry and Mukilteo – Clinton Ferry as the other three routes to have been fully restored.
When a vessel and crew becomes available, WSF plans to trial weekday three-boat service on the Fauntleroy, Vashon and Southworth ferry routes. They expect the trial to take place in early April with fully restored weekday service by the end of May 2023 and return to a full weekly sailing schedule by fall 2023.
The Bremerton Ferry is expected to return to full service in October 2023 when crewing becomes available. Until then, WSF will add more morning and midday trips depending on crew and vessel availability.
The Port Townsend – Coupeville ferry will trial full, two-boat service starting in Spring 2024.
Finally, the Anacortes – Sidney, B.C. ferry will be on hiatus for an extended period of time. WSF doesn’t expect to restore this service any sooner than Spring 2030.