Progress on the new passenger facility (photos!)

We recently gave a sneak peek on our construction progress to news reporters and wanted to share the eye-candy with you also. The new passenger facility at Colman Dock is really taking shape and looking amazing!

We still have work to do in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates as they become available. We appreciate the patience of our customers while we make these incredible improvements that will last generations.

News coverage

Here’s your new facility from the shore. Passengers coming from Alaskan Way will be able to walk down the shared walkway to reach the waiting area (center). The City of Seattle habitat beach is under construction and visible in the foreground.

Walk down the covered walkway to reach the waiting area. Windows on the left look out over the water; the right side is screened for better air circulation. On the right the shared walkway is visible, leading to the view deck, pedestrian bridge, and the future Washington State Ferry passenger facility.

The covered walkway leads to the main passenger only ferry shelter. A small office is under construction on the left.

Standing at the west end of shelter (we call it the prow). Our new float will be connected to the black metal pilings. The gangway that’s currently at the temporary location will connect the prow to the float.

These stairs at the west end of shared walkway lead to the view deck, pedestrian bridge, and WSF passenger facility. The white structure at the top of the stairs will house two elevators. Once the connection is completed, passengers coming from the north will be able to safely cross Alaskan Way on the pedestrian bridge, walk through the WSF facility, and over to the Water Taxi – all without having to cross the street.

Standing on the view deck, with downtown Seattle in the background.

Top of the world: Standing on the view deck, with downtown Seattle in the background. If you’ve read this far, Gold Star – you are a Water Taxi superfan!

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