Friday, July 31, 2009

Fast Ferry Service Takes Off?

Yikes! What a busy news day! Apparently there's going to be an announcement regarding the long-running Euroferries saga at 3pm! Is the new supercat from Ramsgate to Boulogne on? Or is it off? Well, it would be surprising if they were calling a press conference to nix the whole thing after dragging it out for six months, wouldn't it!

Update: The press release has now been published on Thanet Council's website and, yes, it is a goer! Wahay!

Click here for council press release
Announcement announced in Thanet Extra
Announcement announced on Euroferries website

9 comments:

ascu75 aka Don said...

fed up with the whole thing I ont think it will be good news

In the know said...

I can exclusively reveal it will be good news Don. Maybe we should start calling you 'Wrong Don'?

Rather Hopeful said...

Hmmm, a fast ferry that runs south, past Dover, to a destination that Dover already runs to. I'd like to see it work, but I'm not too sure I'd have a punt on it's success.

in the know said...

If you keep up with ECR you'd know they have a plan to run coachloads of tourists from London, Stratford, Canterbury etc straight through the port and off to Boulogne to enjoy the Froggy delights. Not much use for Ramsgate apart from the port traffic but it could be a successful business plan

Stop Manston Expansion Group said...

it might also help if Ramsgate town centre was signposted on the western undercliff road exit

Paul said...

Would also help if the Westcliff lift were to be put back into operation, but now really am getting my hopes up!!

Ted said...

Rather hopeful .....If you had the chance or inclination to use Dover port Eastern Docks as I do frequently by car , you would appreciate what a sow's ear it is ! Too much going on in too small a space ! The previous operator of a catamaran , Speedferries was a very well run ( from customer's point of view) service and it left from the Western Docks ( ex-Hoverspeed) which was very slick and a joy to use. Customer service on-board was second-to-none from my own experience. What replaced it , ehem , well ,... LD Lines is a litany of bad management, cancellations and delays every trip !! In fact I refuse to use LD ever again. So , give Euroferries a chance . It's not always a case of ' Big is Best ' whether port or ferry operator !

Ted said...

'In the know' ?!.....your reference "Not much use to Ramsgate" is the sort of negative comment from Ramsgate people I've come to expect during my 10 years here. As there is now to be a link to France ( 2-way, may I remind you !!! ) it's up to the people in Ramsgate to entice the French , Belgians etc. over here to spend their money. For example 'Ramsgate Rocks' is certainly NOT what to offer. If all they are offered is the view of indolent young ( and older ) chavs , tatoos and earrings , serial benefits recipients, clinging to pints of ale and swearing and fighting each other then the people of Ramsgate have only themselves to blame if the Continentals don't wish to come here. My advice to them all is ..." Get off your asses and do something !!! There's no such thing as a free lunch!!!

Readit said...

Some conflicting pics of BONANZA EXPRESS with so called whitewashed signs on 4/8/09 but night shots of BONANZA dated 10/8/09 clearly show FREDO Could this be mis-information and the ghosting be prep for signwriting. BONANZA is now on a slipway in Las Palmas maybe for signwriting. WHO KNOWS?