A timetable for the Kilcreggan to Gourock Sunday ferry service was published this afternoon – the last working day before it comes into operation.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) have handed the contract for the seasonal service back to Clyde Marine, which had operated the Monday to Saturday passenger service for more than three decades until being undercut by Clydelink last year.
But Councillors David Wilson and Robert Macintyre were both quoted in the local press warning that passengers must ‘use it or lose it’ as the the subsidy might not be on offer next year if passenger numbers fall.
Cynics might argue that the belated appearance of the timetable – hours after comments by the ferry user group appeared in the Helensburgh Advertiser – will not have increased the likelihood of people using the service.
And with ten-journey tickets bought from Clydelink not being valid for Sundays, the service seems far from joined up.
The new timetable is available here – there are three return sailings on Sundays.