Ferry operational after ‘frustrating’delays

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ferry operational after ‘frustrating’delays thumbnailThe locked gates of the Lough Foyle Ferry service at Magilligan point where many disappointed travellers went to hoping to get the boat to Donegal.

WEEKS after it was scheduled to resume operations, the Foyle Ferry is finally up and running the company has announced. On Monday (July 17) Lough Foyle Ferry service posted a statement on social media to say: "ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO! Great news, the Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry is running.
“Right now, this moment we are back on the Lough. What a gorgeous night to officially start the summer. Thanks for all your patience. Looking forward to welcoming you on board."
The gates to Magilligan Ferry had remained padlocked for weeks, with no updates being published leaving travellers frustrated at the lack of service and annoyed at the lack of information.
The sailing from Magilligan to Greencastle in Donegal had been scheduled to begin its summer season on July 1, but due to issues with the ferry that date came and passed and there has yet to be a journey this summer, at the time of going to press.
Many hopeful holidaymakers have been arriving at Magillian Point over the twelfth week to board the ferry only to be greeted with locked gates and confusion.
Most of the prospective travellers voiced their anger at the lack of communication from Frazer Ferries, the company operating the service, and the lack of any sign on the gates at Magilligan to indicate any issues.


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