Debit, credit payment restored at Swartz Bay following ‘power interruption’: BC Ferries

Debit, credit payment restored at Swartz Bay following 'power interruption': BC Ferries

BC Ferries says it can accept debit and credit card transactions again at the Swartz Bay terminal following a service disruption Wednesday morning.

A “local power interruption” was to blame for the service issues related to debit and credit card payments, according to the company.

Cash was still accepted as a form of payment, but customers were warned of delays at check-in at the terminal north of Sidney.

“Power has now been restored,” said BC Ferries in an updated notice around 8:30 a.m.

It says the 8:15 a.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Otter Bay (Pender Island) departed 20 minutes behind schedule because of the interruption.

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“We thank our crews who were quickly able to revert to manually processing payments, and thank our customers for their patience as a result of this service disruption,” reads the notice.

The Swartz Bay terminal experienced a similar outage last month that forced crews to accept cash payments only.



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