The MV Caledonian Isles - Photo Credit: Seapigeon (Flickr)
Following three days of chaos on one of the busiest ferry routes in Scotland, Calmac have tonight confirmed the technical problem at Ardrossan has been fixed and normal service can resume.
The linkspan at both the Arran ferry dock and the spare dock in Ardrossan were both out of action for more than three days and engineers have worked around the clock to reopen the busy travel hub.
Extensive testing is now set to take place overnight (Tuesday 8th) to ensure that the linkspan is fit for service.
Calmac have announced they are planning to operate a normal service tomorrow (Wednesday 9th) on the Ardrossan/Brodick route, weather permitting. This is with the exception of the 07:00 sailing from Ardrossan to Brodick which is cancelleddue to the vessel berthing overnight in Brodick.
Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October saw the MV Caledonian Isles divert to Troon with both Ardrossan and Gourock ports out of action. Today (Tues 8th Oct) saw a passenger only service between Ardrossan and Brodick, with Troon out of action due to adverse weather conditions.
CalMac have issued an apology “for the disruption over the past few days and the inconvenience that this has caused to the community.”