Views Sought on Corran Ferry

The Highland Council is carrying out an online survey of people who use the Corran Ferry, to help determine the impact of fare rises on the lifeline service.

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In November fares were increased on the service, which crosses Loch Linnhe to connect Ardgour with Lochaber. The five minute trip over the Corran Narrows cuts out a 50-mile-plus drive, much on single track road; but at a whopping £7.60 one way for a car there are worries that its cost has an impact on local residents and visitors heading for mountainous Ardgour and the crags and beaches of Ardnamurchan.

Councillor Graham Phillips, Chair of the council's Transport Environmental and Community Services, said:

'The ferry service is an important part of the Lochaber transport network and it is important that the Council has as much information as possible for the socio-economic study. I urge all users of the ferry to take part in the survey and provide as much accurate information as possible on their own personal travel patterns.'

Would another fare rise lead you to make fewer trips? 

To help make sure the results are representative the council is keen that as many individuals as possible respond to the survey, including holiday makers.

The results of the survey will go into a report early in 2014.

The link to the online survey can be accessed here. It will run from Monday 16 December til Monday 13 January 2014.

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