Thursday, 27 November 2008

New ferry to Dieppe

A new cross-Channel car ferry service is to open in early February between Dover and Dieppe.

It will be operated on weekdays by LD Lines, which also plans to launch Dover-Boulogne services from July 1 next year.

Crossing time on the Seven Sisters, which has capacity for 52 freight vehicles, 300 cars and up to 600 passengers, will be 4hrs 15mins. Sailings to France will depart at 6pm, arriving at 11.15pm*. The ships will depart from Dieppe at 12.30pm, arriving in Dover at 3.45pm*.

There will be an introductory fare of £35 one way for a car and two passengers.

LD Lines also operates the Newhaven-Dieppe, Transmanche Ferries service with up to three return sailings a day and a crossing time of 4hrs.

The company has also just doubled capacity and sailing frequency on its Portsmouth – Le Havre, adding a day sailing and night sailing from each port and operates a weekend passenger and freight service between Rosslare in Ireland and Le Havre.

*Local times.

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