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Port Metro Vancouver Issues Transportation Alert
« on: September 19, 2010, 12:07:01 PM »
High Cruise Passenger Volumes Expected on September 19, 2010

Port Metro Vancouver Issues Transportation Alert

9/16/2010 2:04:51 PM - Vancouver: On Sunday, September 19, 2010, cruise passenger volumes at Canada Place and Ballantyne cruise terminals are expected to peak, reaching 16,000 embarking and disembarking passengers between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm that day.

Due to this one day, high volume event, higher than normal vehicle traffic volumes are anticipated in the downtown core, along with increased demand on taxis and the use of public transportation.

In an effort to accommodate the high number of passengers, Port Metro Vancouver is working closely with the cruise lines, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver taxi companies and other transportation service providers to raise awareness about the significantly increased demand.

The high demand for taxis results from the large number of travelers arriving on repositioning cruises, which occur at the beginning and end of the cruise season. In order to minimize congestion, given the significant number of passengers utilizing these facilities, Port Metro Vancouver is advising those going to the terminals to make transportation arrangements in advance, or to consider alternative transportation.

It is also particularly important that arriving passengers do not go to Canada Place or Ballantyne cruise terminals prior to their scheduled embarkation time in order to avoid further congestion while disembarking passengers leave their ships.

Port Metro Vancouver will have additional staff on site at the two cruise terminals to assist with passenger inquiries. The Port’s traffic authority staff will also assist with direction of traffic and pedestrian traffic at nearby crossways.

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Port Metro Vancouver Issues Transportation Alert
« on: September 19, 2010, 12:07:01 PM »