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BF operations to Le Havre (and related history!)

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3 minutes ago, hf_uk said:

Yes I feel a little belittled by the big writing. But Le Havre is a big city I suppose :D

Lol.

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1 minute ago, LHCity said:

So where Cap Finistère will be going ? Le Havre Rosslare ? Why Not ?

That certainly is a departure from the BF of olden days... but a very direct route to the centre of France. The creation of a semi Dublin - Paris freight highway. If it happened.

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2 minutes ago, LHCity said:

So where Cap Finistère will be going ? Le Havre Rosslare ? Why Not ?

That was one theory on here and social media but it's not the case.

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1 minute ago, TonyMWeaver said:

That was one theory on here and social media but it's not the case.

What makes you say the opposite? You have information

 

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3 minutes ago, hf_uk said:

That certainly is a departure from the BF of olden days... but a very direct route to the centre of France. The creation of a semi Dublin - Paris freight highway. If it happened.

Le Havre Rosslare is better than Le Havre Dublin. Indeed, with 2 boats, it is possible to offer 1 departure per day. Le Havre / Rosslare lasts less than 24 hours.

 

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1 minute ago, LHCity said:

What makes you say the opposite? You have information

 

It could happen - but definitely not immediately...

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Seeing BF are leasing 2/3 of Stenas new ships, I dunno why they dont just get together and co-run the route with a flexer. 

Brittany Stena Seaways :)

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37 minutes ago, TonyMWeaver said:

Well considering my source is a crew member on Connemara, I'm going with his comment for now. As Jim commented earlier, timetables can change.

Or maybe I mis-translated the comment Jonno.

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The only elements that I can see that are different is first the comment that 'CF may operate a cross-channel route as  Etretat currently does'. It's the 'may' that could be the key word. Plus secondly there's the word 'normally' in relation to Kerry and Connemara which again suggest that's to be confirmed. Ed. 

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12 minutes ago, LHCity said:

What makes you say the opposite? You have information

 

Tony enquired of BF today whether there was any truth in the speculation about Rosslare-Le Havre, and BF categorically denied to him that the have any plans for such a route.

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Thanks Tarby. ¬†That‚Äôs what I call vindicated! ūü§£

(This route to Rosslare, interestingly, crosses the Ushant TSS at right angles but passes through the Land’s End one).

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Looking at that the route from Rosslare could go inside Ushant, would need a larger chart to be sure.

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Counter-prodictive I’d suggest.  When the BF ships pass inside of Ushant, they drop the speed to about 10 knots for a good three quarters of an hour to an hour.  The distance saved on passage to England makes this worth it. But on a passage to Rosslare, that could add a good half hour to the passage time.

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13 hours ago, Gareth said:

Thanks Tarby. ¬†That‚Äôs what I call vindicated! ūü§£

(This route to Rosslare, interestingly, crosses the Ushant TSS at right angles but passes through the Land’s End one).

Of course I can't say what size of vessel those routes are based on or weather etc.  Gives a bit of an idea though.

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