Stormy weather has led to the cancellation of multiple sailings Dec. 20 between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (Facebook/BC Ferries)

BC Ferries has no plans to implement debit for vehicle ticket payments

Debit accepted for foot passengers, on-board purchases for all vessels

Ferry-takers can now use their debit card just about anywhere on BC Ferries – except to pay for their vehicle ticket.

Deborah Marshall, spokesperson for BC Ferries, said debit cards are not accepted at vehicle ticket booths because “it would slow down the point-of-sale with customers having to input their PINs (personal identification numbers).”

RELATED: Debit now accepted onboard BC Ferries

A trial initiated in October, 2018 saw sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen adopt debit machines onboard, and the initiative has since been rolled out to all vessels with catering facilities and gift shops on board.

Previously, on-board purchases could only be made via cash or credit because the technology to process debit card payments was slow and could lead to sailing delays.

RELATED: ‘About time’ scores of BC Ferries passengers comment on debit trial

Debit payments are also now accepted for foot passenger tickets, but at this time, BC Ferries says there are no plans to implement debit processing technology for vehicle ticket payments.



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Large scale flood forces Saanich rec centre to close

Extent of the damage unknown at this point

Ringette returns to Greater Victoria

Locals are forming a new ringette association after going more than decade without

First council candidate is missing

RCMP asks that anyone with information contact them immediately

Gift card fraud ends with $2,000 in losses for Victoria residents

Victoria Police Department warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers

Second beach closed to swimming at Elk/Beaver lakes

Island Health, CRD do not recommend swimming at Hamsterly or Eagle beaches

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies to decrease electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Retired Vancouver Island teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Patrick Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Most Read