Public Information Event On New Strangford Ferry Proposals


Two public information events have been organised to allow the public to hear about proposals for the new Strangford Ferry.

The information events will take place at the Cuan Hotel, Strangford on Wednesday 30 April from 2-7pm and at the Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry onThursday 1 May from 2-7pm.

[caption id="attachment_34377" align="alignleft" width="300"]The Strangford Ferry is to be replaced.   The Strangford Ferry is to be replaced.[/caption]

Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy said: “One of the ferries used on the Strangford to Portaferry route is approaching the end of its service life. A project has been established to replace this ferry – the MV Strangford – and as part of that process a number of information events have been organised.

“Officials from my Department and our marine consultants will attend the events to explain the proposals to the public and I would encourage everyone to come along.”

The timetable for the project, which is subject to funding being secured, could potentially see the delivery of the new ferry by summer 2016.

Marine consultants, Burness Corlett Three Quays, are assisting with the design, procurement and construction of the new ferry.