Comment posted Dunoon ferry meeting revealed more than it knew by DunoonLad.
Does anyone know what the problems were yesterday re high tides and the Dunoon linkspan?
DunoonLad also commented
- I hate to say this, but having read all the various comments here and elsewhere, the possibility of ever getting a vehicle and passenger service between the town centres is never going to happen. The £millions required are never going to be made available to a relevantly small community, especially when a private company are more than willing to provide a more than adequate service, and new ships for absolutely no cost to the government or taxpayer.
- Was talking to someone who was watching the bath boats on the river to-day. Said it was like a fairground big dipper thrusting up and down into the sea. No doubt there would have been some very ill passengers!
- One point that has not been mentioned here – is there a possibility that the government are not allowed to spend public £millions on building ferries that carry cars for a route that can only be subsidised for passengers?
- If buses are brought into service between Dunoon and Hunter’s Quay, and Gourock and McInroy’s Point it would certainly help. This is not a long term solution. Hopefully the politicians are now discussing the way forward, and the new user group may help as well.
- Why do people continually regurgitate the obsolete Deloitte and Touche report? It was so flawed, and out of date, when it was released that it was immediately followed by an Addendum, which drew significantly different conclusions.
To Jim – I understood that as Neil Kay always referred to this report as being the way forward, that this was the case. Can you please give us a few of the flaws to see what the issues are?
Recent comments by DunoonLad
- Deputy First Minister in Dunoon meeting Gourock Ferries Action Group
Even with a positive yes, a vehicular service is viable, are the government going to build the ships for a company to use them, in competition with a well established profitable competition? Is there a company willing to start a town to town service? Does anyone know?
- Today’s travel updates
And are the SNP going to pull a rabbit out the bag on Monday 29/4/13, at the announcement of the recommendations for future of the Dunoon to Gourock ferry service?
- Russell Bruce: Never mind Scottish jobs growth outpaces UK, our growth rate is 4.6 times US growth
Still doesn’t appear to bring any more jobs to Cowal.
- Deputy First Minister in Campbeltown this morning
Sounds interesting! Newsroom, you missed out her next stop later today, which will be to announce a similar new transport initiative in Dunoon………….
- Does the new ticketing arrangement for Gourock-Dunoon ferries make Argyll Ferries redundant?
Peter, I suppose it is really the time factor. Going directly by ferry from Dunoon to Gourock , should only take 20 minutes. Going via bus could add on another 20 minutes at least, in getting to and from Western, and waiting on a ferry. Could be longer depending on ferry times, and how busy they are. So, going directly should always be quicker.
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