The ongoing technical issue on the Lynher II has been identified as a critical electrical component failure on the chain drive system. This is the primary system that pulls the chain through the ferry and therefore creates the momentum or headway to cross the river. This has prompted the need for a complex repair which requires outsourced technical expertise for installation and subsequent commissioning. This is to ensure the system is returned to service safely and within legislative requirements.
It is unlikely that we can return to full scheduled service until Wednesday 1st February as the outsourced service provider is currently committed to other priorities in the meantime. Our technical team have already commenced the preparatory work for our third party providers arrival to ensure we minimise loss of service.
Tamar Crossings would like to apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to many customers in the coming days and ask for your continued support and patience so that resources can be focussed on recovering to full service at the earliest opportunity. Every effort will be made by our technical and operations teams to minimise disruption, maximise service availability and resolve the issue at the earliest opportunity.
Please continue to plan travel accordingly and consider the likeliness of delays and their extent in peak periods.