Ferry Postponed Again
9 June 2010, 15:40
A planned passenger ferry service between Ilfracombe and Swansea has been postponed until at least spring of next year.
Severn Link say there's been a delay in getting the right landing facilities in Swansea.
Managing Director of Severn Link, Geoff Metcalf, said: "Swansea City Council are working closely with Severn Link to ensure some landing facilities will be available to launch the service, although not exclusively to Severn Link, but as part of their overall
development plans. We have been offered a temporary berth from August, but this is so late in the season, that by the time the MCA have had the chance to do their final checks and we've run our trials from this pint, we will be well into the autumn. So, while it is possible that we may be able to run some limited trial services it is with huge regret that we will have to postpone the full launch until next year."
The service was originally due to launch in spring of this year.
Severn Link have also been looking into routes involving Cardiff and Minehead, and say it's now likely that all the routes will be launched at the same time, or that a route between Ilfracombe and Cardiff will be launched first.
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