Clyde Marine takes over the Kilcreggan ferry service two months earlier than scheduled, following early termination of the contract with Clydelink.
Having operated the ferry service between Gourock and Kilcreggan for the past six years, usually with Island Princess (pictured), Clydelink have had their contract with SPT terminated earlier than planned following a series of recent disruptions and several days of cancelled sailings, as the Lochside Press reports. Clyde Marine Services, who operated the route until losing out to Clydelink in a tendering exercise early in 2012, will take over the run on Monday 14 May. It is expected to see the welcome return of Chieftain which, as Seabus, had previously been employed on the crossing for many years. Following a new tendering process held recently, Clydelink had been expected to remain on the route until July before Clyde Marine took over. The current timetable will remain unchanged.