Hovercraft Trials

Portobello - Kirkcaldy

July 16, 2007

Hovercraft approaching Portobello, during the first day of trials for the Portobello-Kirkcaldy service  -  July 16, 2007

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                      Photographed July 16, 2007 at 5.20pm

 

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   Hovercraft approaching Portobello, during the first day of trials for the Portobello-Kirkcaldy service  -  July 16, 2007

 

Hovercraft Trials

Background

This is a trial service for 12 days, Monday to Saturday, beginning July 16, 2007.

During the trial, this hovercraft is providing an hourly service between Portobello (Edinburgh) and Kirkcaldy, about 11 miles to the north, across the Firth of Forth in Fife.  The journey time is 20 minutes each way.

If successful, Stagecoach hope to introduce a permanent service, probably beginning in 2008, possibly using two hovercrafts.

The Photo

This photo was taken on the first day of the trial service, July 16, 2007.

The hovercraft is seen approaching the Portobello landing area on the promenade, behind Lothian Buses' Seafield Depot, with a full load of passengers, on schedule at 5.20pm.

 

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