Ferry services between Weymouth and the Channel Islands are to recommence next week.
Condor Ferries it to operate the link from this Thursday (18 July) and has already reported high demand for the summer.
The ferry operator had previously stopped services from Weymouth in March 2012 when a fault was found in the port’s harbourside.
“Weymouth is the natural gateway to the Channel Islands as it offers the shortest crossing times, and we are proud to continue an historic tradition once services from Weymouth resume on the 17th. Over the past 26 years, Condor Ferries has been active in forging close ties between Weymouth and the Channel Islands, and our return later this month is a great way to further this relationship,” said Alicia Andrews, sales and marketing director at Condor Ferries.
An historic route
Weymouth has been used as a port since the Roman times. Passenger services to the Channel Islands started when the Weymouth & Channel Islands Steam Packet Company opened up its trade route to allow holidaymakers onboard. Those first holidaymakers were carried in the 1850s, with Condor Ferries taking over the route from 1994.