Stranraer station threatened by Stena services relocating from Stranraer to Cairnryan?

Date: 28/05/2003

The future of Stranraer station (formerly Stranraer Harbour) must be in doubt following Stena's planned relocation of their ferry terminal from Stranraer to Cairnryan. The scheme requires planning approval.

The move was anticipated, there is a possiblity that the harbour station will be closed to be replaced by a re-opened Stranraer Town station. The crossing to Ireland was the raison d'etre for both the line from Ayr to Stranraer and the closed Dumfries to Stranraer line.

The new berths will be a joint venture between Stena and P&O who already operate from Cairnryan.

It is disappointing that the move comes 41 years after closure of the railway to Cairnryan when relocation of the ferry services from Stranraer to Cairnryan was discussed at that time.

External links

Edinburgh Evening News

Stena Line

P&O Ferries