Comment posted Research reveals shock insights into reality of Dunoon ferry service provision by DunoonLad.
Thanks Jim – only 94 pages short! It mentions grants for ships, but think they have to be re
-paid. Interesting read so far.
DunoonLad also commented
- To ferryman – I didn’t realise that the contract would have been in the public domain – thought it would have been confidential. Yes, making comments like why don’t they use the old pier all the time – now you know for definate! Need to study document.
- So, if Newsroom is wrong, what does the contract and subsidy rules say exactly? A few “experts” are saying that nobody else knows the facts apart from them it seems. Why not let us all know the true facts then!
- Simon, yes the news outlets to-day seem to thrive on stories that are usually just stories!
- Robert, unfortunately a brand new rail station has recently been built, and this involves a very long walk for passengers using the linkspan at Gourock. The station should have been located at the Cal-Mac headquarters site, which was going to relocate to Oban some years ago, if I remember correctly. This would have provided a transport hub suitable for the 21st century. It seems that those in charge of transport at the moment have no joined up thinking regarding these vital connections.
- There is a distinct lack of comments about the announcement that Alex Neil has told Argyll ferries to replace the Ali Cat with a vehicle ferry. Is this not the solution that so many people have demanded? Is there a catch to this news that has not been made public?
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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