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29/01/2019

CalMac amend timetable to minimise disruption during Oban linkspan works

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has advised terminal users that they will be shutting Berth No.1 to replace the linkspan from February 1-28.

Ferry operator CalMac is putting in place temporary timetable arrangements in Oban, while the harbour owner carries out this essential work. 

The linkspan is the steel structure that ferries use to embark and disembark vehicles and has reached the end of its serviceable life. The existing support structures will also be strengthened as part of the project.  This project is part of CMAL's ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across the network to provide safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland. 

During the work, all services will operate from Berth No.2. This will result in amended timetables being put in place.The routes operating from Oban that may be affected are:

  • Oban-Castlebay 
  • Oban-Craignure 
  • Oban-Lismore
  • Oban-Lochboisdale
  • Oban-Coll-Tiree
  • Oban-Colonsay

 

CalMac's Head of Service Delivery Operations, Robert Morrison said:

'We are pleased to say that we have been able to amend the timetable so that there is no reduction in overall sailings while this work is carried out. However, operating from one linkspan means that our turnaround for sailings is much tighter, so I would urge all passengers to pay particular attention to the vehicle and passenger check-in times for their sailing and to arrive in plenty of time.'

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