Friday, 23 October 2015

Cheaper Fares on Tobermory Route

The winter timetable comes into effect on the Kilchoan-Tobermory ferry on Monday and, with it, a substantial reduction in fares. This is because the fares, along with several other CalMac routes, will now be calculated on the road equivalent tariff formula, which is a combination of a fixed element and a rate per mile.

For example, the current single pedestrian crossing of £5.40 will drop to £2.65, while the cost of taking a car across will fall from £28.00 to £8.40

Talking to people travelling on the ferry today, while everyone welcomed the drop in fares, there were concerns that traffic across the Sound during the summer peak times would increase to such an extent that there would be problems in getting across, and we would see both pedestrians and cars being left behind on some sailings.

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