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Douglas Harbour - September 2006 Traffic figures 7 November 2006

Passenger figures compiled by the Harbours Division for September 2006 at 56,215 show a 10.2% decrease on the figure for the same period in 2005 which was 62,661.

The year to date figure at 495,571 passengers shows a 2.3% decrease over the same period in 2005 which was 507,470.

During September, car and motorcycle traffic through Douglas Harbour decreased by 10.5% from 18,778 vehicles to 16,808 vehicles.

The year to date figure at 141,489 vehicles shows a 2.0% decrease over the same period in 2005 which was 144,441.

Scheduled Routes show the following changes in passenger numbers for September:-

Route ChangeFromTo
BelfastPlus 14%1,4901,697
DublinMinus 80%1,424286
HeyshamPlus 10%23,25925,674
LiverpoolMinus 23%35,14826,954
LarneAll PlusNil78

Director of Harbours, Captain Michael Brew comments:

“September 2006 passenger figures are disappointing, particularly on the Liverpool route which may have suffered due to the problems experienced by SuperSeaCat 2. Now Sea Express is operating the route with a return to normal fastcraft crossing times, traffic should improve.”

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