Published: October 7, 2011
Readers welcome proposed Burnham-On-Sea to Wales ferry service

Readers of have mostly given their support to proposals for a major new Bristol Channel ferry service to serve Burnham-On-Sea.

We first reported this week that entrepreneur Chris Marrow wants to launch the Severn Link ferry operation between Burnham-On-Sea, Minehead, Ilfracombe, Swansea and Penarth. invited your views on the plans and here is a selection of those submitted:

B Martin: "If the cost of the trip is favourable, an exellent idea."

B Mould: "We would welcome the ferry. That's great news - we would use it often."

J Shannon: "We think this is a wonderful idea, and would be very pleased to take advantage of the ferry. Bring it on..."

G Ellis: "I would certainly use the ferry to travel to Wales and to Devon and even Minehead. We already have many visitors from Wales come to Burnham by coach and I am sure it would encourage many more to use this option as well."

J Burman: "I think it is a fantastic idea and would definitely use it."

P Hailing: "Yes, me and the wife and all the visitors we have are looking forwards to the chance of using the ferry to go to Wales for a day out. Hope it starts soon."

S Stone: "This is great news about the proposed new ferry service and I really pray it will happen. I frequently go to Cardiff by train from Burnham. We have all been longing to see a ferry service happen and I am sure it would be a tremendous asset from the point of view of tourism and commerce. Because it is so costly to park in Cardiff, I am certain that this service would be greatly appreciated. And, of course, Penarth is so close to Cardiff, but in itself a very attractive resort. Please go ahead with the plans."

D Preston: "Given the Somerset coast, I suggest a hovercraft service would be more practical."

J Crocker: "Living in West Somerset I would be more likely to use one from Minehead. It always seems crazy to drive all the way up to the Severn Bridge and then back down the Welsh side to get to Cardiff for example. The Bristol Channel tidal regime makes services at regular times difficult, but there were ferries in the past. Good luck!"

P Murrell: "Does Mr Marrow really expect anyone to have any credibility in him after the last Severn Link fiasco?"

A Maundrell: "I like the proposals and would be interested in using the ferry. Good luck to your venture."


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