Construction work at the ferry port of Holyhead in Wales means disruption for passengers.
During redevelopment works in Holyhead foot passengers arriving by ferry from Dun Laoghaire will have an extra bus journey to the train station. Instead of going directly to the inner harbour next to the railway terminal, daytime passenger ferries will be operating into the berth at Salt Island about a mile from Holyhead terminal. The bus journey takes about ten minutes.
The reconstruction of the terminal is part of a £2 million modernisation programme at the port. The redevelopment is to facilitate the new nine thousand tonne ferry due to be launched in 1977. The ship is currently being built in Denmark at a cost of £17 million. Work on the terminal is expected to be completed in spring 1977 ahead of the launch of the new ferry in July.
Port Manager George Higgins says that disruption to passengers will be kept to a minimum as the works are carried out.
We shall do everything possible to make life comfortable for these people as it is possible.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 April 1976. The reporter is Reg Cullen.