Anger over loss of Friday evening ferries
Saturday 4th September 2010, 2:59PM BST.
A DECISION to scrap Condor’s regular Friday evening sailings to France has caused outrage among its customers.
News of the ferry company’s decision to move its 6 pm Friday sailing to St Malo to 3 pm angered passengers so much that they bombarded the offices with letters, emails and phone calls of complaint.
The unexpected opposition to its new winter timetable forced Condor to yesterday move the sailing time to 4.30 pm – but customers have said that this is still not enough.
Condor Ferries managing director Simon Edsall said that a later 4.30 pm departure would force Condor to delay the arrival of its ferry from the UK via Guernsey so that passengers could transfer on to the France-bound ship.
‘As in all these things, there is a degree of balance required and we hope that these revised timings offer something for everyone,’ he added.