New ferry on Thyborøn and Agger route
Following a long test period, the new hybrid ferry that sails between the Thyborøn and Agger – channel sailed for the first time yesterday. The ferry is replacing an almost 40-year-old ferry, which has transported millions of commuters, tourists, cars, busses and trucks across the inlet.
”An era is over, and a new one begins. The new hybrid ferry is a major improvement and will benefit loads of people, including those that commute between Thy and Thyborøn, trucks, and the many tourists who use the ferry route between the two exiting turist areas”, says Mayor of Lemvig Erik Flyvholm. He is also chairman of the board of Thyborøn Agger-Ferry.
The ferry slips in the separate ports have also been replaced, and the ferry slip in Thyborøn has been moved into the lagoon a little south of the current ferry slip. The new location leads to significantly fewer costs for cleaning in the future. It will also result in better conditions for sailing, which leads to fewer cancelled departures made due to bad weather.
New ticket machines and other facilities will be set up in the coming months, such as a new website for the ferry service, a new logo, and a boost on the communication front.
The Thyborøn-Agger ferry transports 5.000 trucks, 50.000 passenger cars and 140.000 passengers on a yearly basis,
And operates between 6 and 18 o’clock and until 20.20 o’clock in the summer months.
The new ferry is larger than the old one and can be operated by two people. The old one required three people to operate. In total, the investments cost 107 million kroner.
Read more about the new ferry in the new edition of Maritime Danmark beneath: