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Douglas Harbour - October 2005 Traffic Figures 22 November 2005

    Passenger figures compiled by the Harbours Division for October 2005 at 41,160 show a 4% decrease on the figure for the same period in 2004 which was 42,884.

    The year to date figure at 548,630 passengers shows a 6.7% decrease over the same period in 2004 which was 588,003.

    During October, car and motorcycle traffic through Douglas Harbour increased by 2.8% from 11,366 vehicles to 11,681 vehicles.

    The year to date figure at 156,122 vehicles shows a 0.8% decrease over the same period in 2004 which was 157,400.

    Scheduled Routesshow the following changes in passenger numbers for September:-

    Route ChangeFromTo
    DublinAll minus1,822Nil
    HeyshamPlus 13%21,83624,602
    LiverpoolMinus 16%18,13215,174

    Director of Harbours, Captain Michael Brew comments:

    “Excluding the Dublin route which did not operate this year, passenger traffic on the core routes remains practically constant. The Heysham route shows strong growth at the expense of the Liverpool route.

    The positive trend in vehicle numbers seen in recent months continues with passenger vehicle traffic being a record for any October.”

    22nd November 2005

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