By George Stephens • 30 January 2020 • 7:25
Brittany Ferries who operate the only ferry route between Spain and Cork are to close it down as it’s deemed financially unviable due to lack of use.
Transport Companies seem to prefer to take the alternative route of Spain’s Bilbao to Rosslare instead which is forcing the switch of the twice a week ferry crossing.
Refunds and cancellations are now being accepted as the ferry company cease the unpopular route.
The ferry route had been opened two years ago between Spain and Cork although according to the Ferry company it was always going to be a trial period but now they have decided enough is enough forcing the route to stop as it’s not deemed popular.
The decision hasn’t though best pleased local transport companies on Spain’s coasts with expats who rely on the route as they make a living moving peoples house hold items and goods back and forth between Spain and Ireland.
Martyn Hudson who operates a man and van service to Ireland for expats told us: ” It’s a great shame, I used the route all the time, getting to Cork really assisted delivering to Southern Ireland, Rosslare will take longer now and for that reason my rates will have to go up, Rosslare whilst better for Dublin bound drop offs is good but I have many customers further South to which now ferry access from Spain is denied. I thought this may happen though as the route every time I used it never seemed that busy”
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