Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ferry update

In January I posted a little about the Renfrew Ferry which was then facing withdrawal (see here). The Renfrew Rose and Yoker Swan no longer ply across the river. SPT's Renfrew to Yoker Ferry sailed for the last time on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. There are pics of the final crossing here.

I wondered what was in place now, and yesterday I found myself driving along the M8, so made a little detour to find out.

The crossing is now being worked by this little ferry, seen here on the Yoker side, dominated by the huge slipway.

The service is operated by Clydelink, an associate company of Silvers Marine (UK) Ltd.

Island Trader is an aluminium 'landing craft' style of Robust Boat.

The company have plans to extend their services in the upper reaches of the Clyde, perhaps even linking Braehead and the new transport museum when it opens next year.

Pics © Skip Cottage

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