Another vessel will be brought in soon, but Washington State Ferries said travelers should consider using the Seattle-Bremerton or Edmonds-Kingston ferry lines.
An electrical breakdown that sidelined the ferry Tacoma on Tuesday afternoon and caused delays on the Seattle-Bainbridge route has been fixed.
Boat trips resumed shortly after the ferry returned to service around 3 p.m.
The mishap reduced the state’s busiest ferry corridor to single-boat service, using the Wenatchee. Some sailings were canceled, and crowds arrived later for a Taylor Swift concert in Seattle.
“If you’re a teen living on Bainbridge Island, you may want to go over to Bremerton, or leave earlier than you planned,” ferry spokesman Ian Sterling said.
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The agency encouraged ferry riders to buy return tickets in advance to avoid long fare lines after the concert.
Ferry officials intend to board all walk-on customers, but the time between sailings will be longer than normal.
The Wenatchee was recently outfitted with more lifeboats, so it can haul 2,000 people legally — several hundred more than in past years. The ferries can take only 202 cars each.