Knott End Ferry saved for further eight years [BBC Lancashire]

Date: 09/01/2018

The immediate future of a threatened ferry service described as a 'community lifeline' has been secured. Wyre council said a new operator had been given an eight-year contract to run the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry. It said it and Lancashire County Council would subsidise the service - which has run since 1894 - for the first four years on a 50:50 basis

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Two councils have reached a deal to subsidise the Knott End ferry service across the River Wyre.

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The Wyre Rose, disembarking at the Knott End slipway after crossing from Fleetwood on 14th February 2016. Depending on the state of the tide passengers from Knott End either have a long walk and short boat ride or vice versa. The vessel, purpose built, has operated the ferry since 2005 but there is a cloud over operations at present due to county council cut backs.
Location: Knott End
Company: Wyre Estuary Ferry
14/02/2016 Mark Bartlett
Extract from a 1914 map showing the area around Fleetwood. The main Fleetwood station (and associated yards) is prominent. This closed in 1966 when the line was cut back to Wyre Dock. That station was renamed Fleetwood but closed in 1970. Across the Wyre the terminus of the Knott End Railway can also be seen. The only rails that survive in this area today are those of the Blackpool and Fleetwood tramway system. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Location: Fleetwood
Company: Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
//1914 Mark Bartlett