The idea of a fast ferry service linking South Wales to Ilfracombe has been revived by the Conservative MP for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones
Mr Heaton-Jones has reminded the the Secretary of State for Wales – Alun Cairns (Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan) that the idea of a regular ferry service linking lfracombe and South Wales has already come under consideration by a commercial company and has asked whether the Wales Office would support such a project
Alun Cairns has told Mr Heaton he would be happy to hold discussions with him about the idea – which the Welsh Secretary states – would help bind the two regions – North Devon and South Wales together.
In 2010 Severn Link Ferry Services considered setting up a high-speed catamaran service running from Penarth to Ilfracombe . The trip would take about 90 minutes – far quicker than the equivalent road journey.
The “Severn Link” ferry was to have had accommodation for 300 passengers