An extra sailing could be added to the Kilcreggan to Gourock ferry service’s Sunday timetable.
The news comes after a warning by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) that passengers should ‘use or lose’ the summer-only service.
The low number of people using the Sunday service was blamed partly on the limited timetable, which sees only three return sailings.
Harry Cathcart of the ferry users group pointed out that ‘a family day out has to be telescoped into four hours’.
Now Argyll and Bute councilor Maurice Corry has stepped in and asked SPT to consider an additional sailing at 10am on Sundays – currently the first boat leaves Kilcreggan at 12.40.
It is expected that this will be discussed at the next meeting of SPT’s operations committee – but that is not until August 16.
Meanwhile, after the lack of publicity for the route was also highlighted SPT has started advertising the Sunday service on the Helensburgh Advertiser’s website.
The Sunday service is run by Clyde Marine Motoring, but from Monday to Saturday the route is covered by Clydelink; tickets bought from one company are not valid for the other.
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