Passengers on a ferry watch as another ferry passes by. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Passengers on a ferry watch as another ferry passes by. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Seeing triple? 3 ferries on Edmonds-Kingston route for six days

Extra sailings are coming due to temporary closure of Seattle-Bainbridge route to cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.

EDMONDS — Three ferries instead of the usual two will service the Edmonds-Kingston route for about a week, starting Thursday.

Hold your excitement.

Traffic is expected to be even busier than usual on the already busy route.

The third boat is to compensate for extra traffic while drive-on ferry service is closed between Seattle and Bainbridge Island to cars, motorcycles, bicycles and electric scooters while a new walkway is installed.

For six days, the Seattle-Bainbridge Island route will have a one-boat sailing schedule and allow only foot traffic on what is the busiest in the system for walk-on passengers.

The third Edmonds-Kingston run will handle additional traffic traveling to or from Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula.

There will be no schedule changes for the route, said Justin Fujioka, a Washington State Ferries spokesperson.

“When crewing and vessel availability allows, we will operate that third boat around that route’s current two-boat schedule. So basically, that third boat will operate unscheduled between the scheduled sailings as ‘clean up’ to help move more vehicles,” Fujioka said by email.

Any single or multi-ride ticket for the Seattle-Bainbridge route can be used on Edmonds-Kingston, Seattle-Bremerton and Fauntleroy-Southworth runs.

Check the ferry sailing schedule at or on the WSDOT app.

Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443;; Twitter: @reporterbrown.

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