World News – CA – BC Ferries are testing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route next week

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Campbell River – Quadra Island Ferry users will get a glimpse of the two-ship service next week.

One of the newest island-class ships will be launched on Nov.. , 4. and 5. December sail together with the Powell River Queen for an operational test.

BC Ferries says that those traveling for essential reasons will only be able to do so on April 4th. and 5. Sail aboard the new ship while following the COVID-19 protocols. The regular prices apply.

Aurora Island is currently being completed at Point Hope Maritime in Victoria. On the way to his new home in Port McNeill, there is an option to stop at Campbell River.

The experiment will help the crews learn how these ships work, including loading and sailing times. BC Ferries will use this to work with the community on sailing plans during community engagement sometime next year.

Then, in early 2022, two of the new ships will sail the route, replacing the Powell River Queen.

By replacing one larger ship with two smaller ships, customers will be served more frequently, increased hourly capacity, reduced line-up, improved safety and reduced traffic on local roads, according to BC Ferries.

The island class is designed for future fully electric operation, and BC Ferries adds that the ships will be equipped with hybrid technology. This will fill the gap until the infrastructure and funding for land cargo is available.

BC Ferries, Quadra Island, Campbell River, Port McNeill

World news – CA – BC Ferries will test the two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route next week

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