Hovercraft service plan for Heysham

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Plans to run hovercraft services to and from Heysham are being discussed by MPs.

Lancaster & Fleetwood MP Eric Ollerenshaw is currently (March 16) chairing a meeting of other MPs to discuss proposals put forward by Hovercraft Services UK.

The proposals seek to run Hovercraft services connecting Fleetwood with Southport and Liverpool and a service to Heysham and Barrow.

Last week, in a letter of response to the Lancashire County Council Fylde Coast masterplan, Eric urged County Council transport chiefs to meet with the group to consider the feasibility of the project.

Speaking from Westminster this afternoon Eric said: “Hovercraft Services UK have approached me with this proposal to run hovercraft services.

“I would like to open up a discussion between MPs, Lancashire County Council and Hovercraft Services to ascertain the feasibility of the proposal.

“It is very early days, but, I am always open to suggestions that have the potential to improve infrastructure.”

“I’m looking forward to a productive meeting.”