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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 12:01:53 pm »

You could also add Woolston or Southampton Terminus for the Itchen Floating Bridge. Which as my grandmother lived in Woolston we used a lot.  I even remember the trams on the Southampton side.
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2019, 10:21:10 pm »

Well it was lucky I looked at this thread, as I was intending to use the Sandbanks ferry this coming weekend. Does anyone know what is happening with the bus service that uses it to get to Swanage?

The ferry has just gone back into (reduced) service after being out of service for quite a long time so I would imagine that the 50 bus will resume its normal route. Did you cancel or postpone your visit to Swanage?

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A car ferry which has only operated for two days since October has resumed services.

The Sandbanks Ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour in Dorset was forced to halt crossings following mechanical problems.

The chain ferry, which normally runs every 20 minutes, resumed a reduced half hourly service from 10:00 GMT.

The ferry operator said it had been signed off as "safe to resume service" by the Marine and Coastguard Agency.

It was initially taken out of service for annual maintenance on 29 October.

The ferry resumed services on 20 December but developed a "serious hydraulic issue" the following day.

The operator said the issue had been fixed but added that further repairs would be needed after "issues were discovered, that were unrelated to the leak".

"At some point we will need to suspend service again whilst the replacement parts are fitted," it added.

The ferry, called Bramble Bush Bay, takes four minutes to make the crossing from Sandbanks to Shell Bay.

The service avoids a 25-mile (40km) detour between Swanage and Bournemouth.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2019, 11:53:13 am »

After a cycle ride down the busway.

Is that allowed?
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2019, 06:32:00 pm »

Cycling down the Fareham - Gosport busway is certainly permitted; buses, bikes and ESVs (emergency service vehicles) during opening hours. It is closed off at night because the temptation for car racing would probably be too great.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2019, 08:02:23 pm »

All the comments about the Sandbanks ferry brought to mind something I spotted a while ago on the Google Maps aerial view of the ferry.  Two ferries on one set of chains ?? Do you transfer from one ferry to the other mid-crossing ?  Broad gauge to Standard gauge all over again.

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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2019, 08:36:40 pm »

All the comments about the Sandbanks ferry brought to mind something I spotted a while ago on the Google Maps aerial view of the ferry.  Two ferries on one set of chains ?? Do you transfer from one ferry to the other mid-crossing ?  Broad gauge to Standard gauge all over again.

If you think that's worrying, look on Google Earth, where there's a choice of older images. One of those in 2005 shows a half-submerged ferry loaded with cars - now why did I never hear about that accident? 
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 07:48:57 am »

Almost certainly caused by how they stitched the separate images of the mosaic together. Try it in StreetView you can drive from one ferry and meet the other one on the other side!
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2019, 08:16:48 pm »

Sandbanks ferry was out of action again this weekend.

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THE Sandbanks Ferry has been suspended until Tuesday due to a "mechanical issue."

The ferry company said on Twitter just before 9.45am this morning (Friday 12th July 2019) that the service had been suspended.

In a later update, the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company said the ferry would be suspended over the weekend and on Monday.

A spokesperson said they hoped to be able to provide an update on Monday.

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