Harbour Fees are Cut to Aid the Hayling Island Ferry Service
Hayling Island ferry service, in Hampshire, is to be supported by a financial break from its harbour fees.
In August 2015, Baker Trayte purchased Hayling ferry, with the intention of reinstating the ferry service from ferry point on Hayling Island to the Eastney Point of Portsmouth, which is the only ferry service between Hayling Island and Portsmouth. When it was first launched a massive crowd showed their support and enthusiasm for the service. The ferry service runs both Summer and Winter timetables and extends its timetable as required to support special events in Portsmouth and Hayling Island.
However, since it was revived two years ago, the service has recently struggled to sustain itself. Last year, the ferry service paid £23,000 to The Langstone Harbour Board (LHB) in fees for boats and other facilities that it uses.
Baker Trayte who operates the ferry states that they have been making a loss of £250 each day!
Due to this, LHB has agreed to cut its fees by around half per passenger for a year!
“This will help us an awful lot. Anything that helps secure the ferry’s future is good for everyone”. For more information and to see the timetable, visit their website on www.haylingferry.net or call 02392-294800.