Disruption to Ferry Services to start this month
Disruption to a number of ferry services is to start soon, as the M.V. Eynhallow begins
using the temporary ramp recently constructed at Tingwall.
With the temporary ramp in use, repairs to the normal hard ramp can commence. The
disruption caused by the repairs at Tingwall is expected to last for approximately six weeks.
With tidal constraints resulting in 'Passenger Only' services at certain times, Orkney
Ferries has released a special timetable (below). The first service to be affected will be
on Tuesday 20 April, when a Passenger Only service will operate from Tingwall at 0820.
This affects the 0745 sailing from Rousay, as well as the 0710 sailing from Egilsay and the
0730 from Wyre, with vehciles unable to disembark the ferry on arrival at Tingwall.
|Passenger Only Services in April 2010
|Departure Times of Ferries when
vehicles can't disembark at Tingwall
|Tues 20 April
||0710 Egilsay; 0730 Wyre; 0745 Rousay
|Fri 23 April
|Mon 26 April
||1335 Egilsay; 1355 Wyre; 1410 Rousay;
1520 Rousay; 1530 Wyre
|Tues 27 April
||1335 Egilsay; 1355 Wyre;
1410 Rousay; 1520 Rousay; 1530 Wyre
|Weds 28 April
||1520 Rousay; 1530 Wyre
|Thurs 29 April
||1520 Rousay; 1530 Wyre;
1655 Egilsay; 1715 Wyre; 1730 Rousay
|Fri 30 April
||1655 Egilsay; 1715 Wyre; 1730 Rousay
For the full timetable, please visit the Orkney Ferries website. Expected affected ferries
throughout May will be listed on the Around Rousay website soon.
Repairs to the ramps at Egilsay and Rousay are scheduled to begin at a later date.
16:33 Fri 09/04/2010