Deal for cheaper fares for IoM ferry passengers

Douglas Ferry Terminal Credit: ITV

A cut in ferry fares could be put in place if a new government plan is agreed by the Isle of Man Parliament later this month.

The deal would see passenger fares frozen until a new vessel replaces the current Ben-my-Chree ferry.

It would also see more special offers being made available throughout the year and children under 16 and full-time students travelling at half price.

In addition to an extra weekly ferry to Liverpool during the winter and summer seasons.

The new Sea Services Agreement was created after the Isle of Man government bought the island's ferry company last year.

The agreement will be a formal contract between the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPCo) and the Department of Infrastructure (DoI).

The new agreement is due to be debated later this month and is set to come into effect on 1st January 2020, if agreed.