Ferry more popular than ever

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The St Mawes Ferry Company has just announced its best year ever.

The St Mawes Ferry

The company, which runs the year-round ferry service between St Mawes and Falmouth, reported that in 2011, more than 162,000 passengers climbed aboard the classic wooden ferries, which include May Queen, Queen of Falmouth and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Operations manager, Garrick Royle, said: “It’s been a great year and we are really proud of our team who take such pride in the service.

“As both Falmouth and St Mawes have more to offer with festivals and events, such as the Fal River Festival, the Fal River Walking Festival and attractions and superb places to eat, people now have more reason than ever to travel between the two.”

MD Tim Light added: “Despite the tough economic climate we’ve had a great year and we’re rewarding our customers by freezing our prices this year.”

And Light expressed his confidence over business for the year ahead. “We have just recorded the busiest January we have ever had,” he said, “and we are investing in new services and employing new staff to reflect this confidence.”

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