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Hovercraft Services

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport how many hovercraft services are now running between Great Britain and the Continent of Europe; and what is the present passenger fare on each route.

I have been asked to reply.There are currently two hovercraft services on the cross-Channul routes. Hoverlloyd, a British registered company owned by the Swedish group Brostrom, operates between Ramsgate and Calais. Seaspeed, jointly owned by British Rail and the French State Railway (SNCF) operates from Dover to Boulogne and Calais. Prices vary substantially according to the season and length of stay obroad and should therefore be obtained direct from the company concerned.