TSAWWASSEN (NEWS1130) – There will be fewer sailings on the Duke Point/Tsawwassen route starting in October.

BC Ferries says the first sailing on Saturdays will be at 7:45 a.m.; the last one will be at 3:15 p.m. One earlier sailing and three later sailings will be cut.

“Generally, those sailings are at about 20 per cent or less utilization. As a cost-saving measure, we’re trying to keep our fares as reasonable as we can. So, we will be tying up the vessels at that point to save some money,” explains Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries.

On Sundays, you’ll have to wait until 10:15 a.m. for the first sailing; the last boat will leave the terminals at 10:45 p.m.

Marshall says the cuts will save BC Ferries about $1 million a year. Sailings will be added during the spring and summer, as traffic on the route picks up.

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