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New fast ferry service begins between Kingston and Seattle

November 25, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — After a year of promising that fast ferry service between Kingston and Seattle would begin in 2018, Kitsap Transit has delivered.

KING-TV reports the official first sailing will leave Kingston at 5:25 a.m. Monday, bound for downtown Seattle.

Like Bremerton, Kingston’s fast ferry will begin on a winter commuter schedule with six roundtrip sailings daily — three in the morning and three in the afternoon. The earliest leaves Kingston at 5:25 a.m. and arrives in Seattle at about 6:04. For now, the latest sailing from Seattle is 6:45 p.m.

Kitsap Transit plans to add sailings on Saturdays and later in the evening when it transitions to a summer schedule next year.

The projected 39-minute crossing time allows riders to avoid the hassle of driving to Bainbridge Island or catching the state ferry to Edmonds to get to Seattle.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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