Following the successful completion of the works to install new pulleys in the LYNHER chain tensioning gantries, our maintenance team have now been able to remove the temporary refit tow steelwork from the east end of the LYNHER and complete the other tasks required to get the ferry ready for operational service. This means that we can now use LYNHER as one of the two ferries in operation whilst outstanding maintenance works are carried out on the PLYM and TAMAR, and mandatory regulation and inspection programmes are completed.
As previously stated we will be resuming a three ferry service on Saturday, 29 August.
With schools due to re-open in September and more people expected to return to their workplaces after the summer holidays, we want to ensure that we are in a strong position to manage a further increase in traffic levels.
Completing all of the outstanding works and giving staff the opportunity to take leave during the next two weeks will enable us to resume and maintain a three ferry service in time for the bank holiday weekend.
The combination of the Covid 19 pandemic and the issue with the gantries have created significant problems for staff during the past few weeks. Despite these challenges, however, we have continued to deliver as normal a level of service as possible. We are aware that this has led to some delays at peak time and would like to thank our customers for their patience during this period.