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Dartmouth Lower Ferry remains a single service this month

8 February 2024

Due to extended maintenance works, the Dartmouth Lower Ferry will continue to operate a single service this February. Its usual double ferry service will now restart on Tuesday 27 February.

South Hams District Council’s Executive Member for Community Services; Operations and Leisure, Cllr Victor Abbott, said “We had expected that our double ferry service would be back up and running from 12 February, however due to more works needed on the vessel hull and the linked safety checks, this has now been delayed. We also need to make sure we have the correct tides to bring the ferry back into service.

 We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, however our ferries need to be in the best condition because the safety of our passengers is always our top priority.

 The Lower Ferry Team has been doing a fantastic job getting people across the River Dart over the past month while both the lower and higher ferry services have been reduced. They will continue to make sure your journeys are as smooth as possible, including extra staff during peak times.”

Following its own maintenance period, The Higher Ferry will also be back in action from Monday 12 February, meaning there will be two car ferry services operating across the River Dart during the Lower Ferry’s single running period time.

For more information on the ferry, please visit:

www.southhams.gov.uk/dartmouth-lower-ferry

Posted in SHDC.