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22/09/2015

Transport Scotland asks CalMac to go out for consultation on enhanced timetables for Summer 2016.

Transport Scotland has asked CalMac to go out for consultation on a new enhanced timetable for Summer 2016.  

CalMac will now undertake a consultation process with communities across the network, with a view to bringing these enhancements in as part of next summer's timetable.

Among the proposed enhancements are:

  • A daily direct return service between Oban-Barra with a dedicated vessel, delivering a considerable increase in capacity.

  • A daily direct return service between Lochboisdale-Mallaig using a dedicated vessel.

  • An additional 50 weekly sailings on the Oban-Craignure route, with additional vessels supplementing the MV Isle of Mull. This means Oban will become a commutable destination from Mull for the first time.

  • 10% more sailings on the Mallaig-Armadale route.

  • Over 30% increase in capacity on services to Coll, Tiree and Colonsay

CalMac's, director of operations, Drew Collier said:

"Listening to our customers is central to the service we provide. This enhanced timetable answers many of the questions we have been getting asked about how we could better tailor our services to suit the needs of the communities we serve.

To read the full press release please visit the Transport Scotland website .

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