Govan Ferry sails again

15 Dec 2010

A new ferry service will operate between Govan and the Riverside Museum, improving access to the new Museum which will open next year.

A ferry service is to operate cross the Clyde at Govan for the first time in almost half a century.

It will provide a regular crossing from the historic shipyard area to the new Riverside Museum on the banks of Yorkhill Quay.

Glasgow City Council has given the go-ahead for pontoons to be built on either side of the river and for a major upgrade to be carried out to the approach to the pontoon in Govan.

As well as being used by passenger ferries, the pontoons may  be expanded to accommodate the River Clyde seaplane.

The work has been welcomed by Govan councillor John Flanagan who believes it will help the regeneration of the area.

A passenger ferry crossing at Govan first started in 1734. By 1900 it carried vehicles but was withdrawn in 1965 when the Clyde Tunnel opened. A small passenger ferry on the same route closed the following year.

The new ferry service will allow people from across the city to take the Subway to Govan and then cross the water to the Riverside Museum.

Source: The Evening Times - Govan Ferry sails again