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Ardrossan (ARD) - Brodick (BRO)

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Service updates

Saturday 8th May

Due to an improvement in weather conditions, service resumed at 15:20 departing from Ardrossan. 

Service will remain liable to disruption for the remainder of the day

Thursday 29 April to Monday 17 May*

The Ardrossan to Brodick service will operate a single vessel timetable from 29 April until at least 17 May. View timetable here

(*This date is subject to change and we will continue to keep our customers updated throughout.)

While Ardrossan - Brodick remains a one-vessel service, sailings on the Lochranza – Claonaig route have increased, doubling in capacity, offering an alternative to accessing Arran or the mainland.

We have a protocol in place to support island residents travelling to the mainland for medical appointments at short notice. Guidance can be found here 

The change to this service is in response to a major failure of the port engine with MV Loch Seaforth operating the Ullapool – Stornoway route. Specialist engineers working on the MV Loch Seaforth have advised that they expect her to back in service by 17 May at the earliest.

We know and understand the reduction of any service can be very challenging for our customers and the communities we serve, and we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.
We’ll keep customers updated throughout. If you’ve not already done so, download our app or follow our Twitter @CalMac_Updates so we can provide you with timely updates, with the latest information we have available. Alternatively, you can also sign up to our service status text updates.

Reason: operational

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 08 May 2021 15:28

Tuesday 11th May to Thursday 13th May.

ROADWORKS: A78 at Haylie Brae in Largs, to Montfode Rounabout at Ardrossan.

Please note that roadworks are planned to take place from 2000 on Tuesday 11th May until 0600 on Thursday 13th May.

This will be a full road closure on the A78 at the Haylie Brae in Largs, through to the Montfode Rounabout at Ardrossan. The diversion route will be A760 Haylie Brae Road to Dalry via the B784 and onwards to Ardrossan on the B780. Reverse for traffic travelling northbound.

Travel Information 

From 26 April, the remaining Scottish Government travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted. Read our customer update to find out more.

When you are travelling, it is very important that you follow all our safety protocols, including maintaining strict physical distance.

Ardrossan Car Park

Ardrossan Car Park will be manned and chargeable from Wednesday 28th April.

Payment InformationDue to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting cash payment for ticket transactions. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

- Please follow updated advice on how to travel safely.

Port Opening Hours – We are operating reduced opening hours at some of our Ports. Check before you travel.

Food and Drink - From 26 April, we'll be increasing the food & drink options on offer to our customers. Find out what will be available on this route here.

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