Dover Boulogne return

Contributed by admin on May 19, 2004 - 09:37 PM


The ferry link between Dover and Boulogne has been revived after a break of 10 years.

The operators, SpeedFerries have been dogged with delays but today the first catamaran set off at 7.45am o­n the first of the five 50 minute daily crossings.

The Danish firm claim they will be offering cheap fares having learned lessons from budget airlines.

It will run a fleet of 86-metre catamarans with room for 200 cars and will o­nly be carrying people in cars, not taking any foot passengers.

Passengers who make o­nline bookings far enough in advance will be offered return fares as low as £50, whereas some cross-Channel ferry companies charge more than £100 for similar journeys.