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Free Govan Summer Ferry 2014

Back by popular demand a FREE ferry service will operate between Govan and the Riverside Museum from 20 June 2014 to 29 September 2014. The free ferry service will operate daily between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.45am – 5.30pm at the weekends.

The ferry departs from the pontoon at the bottom of Water Row. It is a shuttle service so will be ‘shuttling’ backwards and forwards continually throughout the day. Simply turn up when you are ready to sail!

Last summer, the free ferry service transported more than 16,000 people across the river during four gloriously sunny weeks, proving there is massive demand for a river crossing at Govan. This is an excellent opportunity for people from Govan to cross the Clyde for free during the school holidays and visit the Riverside Musuem, the Tall Ship or the West End of Glasgow. It is also hoped that more day-trippers will be attracted to Govan, where they can visit the exceptional Govan Stones in Govan Old Parish Church, the Saturday market or see what else Govan has to offer.

So, make use of this free service while you have the chance. By demonstrating that strong demand exists for a river crossing between Govan & Partick it could help make the case to raise funding for a bridge or subsidised ferry in the long term. Let’s set sail!

Cyclists РYou can take a bike on to the Ferry 3 bikes/pushchairs per crossing. Current Ferry license restricts to 12 passengers per crossing, but from the start of August 2014 this will rise to 28 passengers.  Short queues folks!