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18/05/2015

CalMac to resume full Stornoway Ullapool service

Ullapool harbour will fully reopen to vehicular traffic again on Monday (May 18) after a four week closure.
Work to replace the harbour's link span to improve reliability and allow a greater range of vessels to berth there has been completed on schedule and freight and passenger vehicle services can resume again.

CalMac had been running a diverted service from Stornoway via Uig on Skye for the duration of the work.
"I would like to thank all the passengers and hauliers who have been inconvenienced by this temporary diversion. We are delighted that this work has finished on time and we have been able to reinstate normal service again when we said we would," said CalMac''s Operations Director, Drew Collier.
With the upgrade complete the MV Loch Seaforth will be able to start its full passenger and freight service on the Stornoway Ullapool route.

Ullapool Harbourmaster Kevin Peach added:
"I'm delighted that we have completed this upgrade on time despite the tight deadline, it will make a huge difference to the resilience of the port. We really appreciate everyone's patience during this unavoidable period of disruption, and many thanks to the project team for their hard work and unstinting commitment throughout."
The improvement work was funded by the Ullapool Harbour Trust and Transport Scotland.

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