Temporary suspension of vehicles on Buccoo Reef – ferry ramp being overhauled

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Temporary suspension of vehicles on Buccoo Reef – ferry ramp being overhauled

Come November, the ability to take your vehicle over to the sister isle will be a little difficult, as the Buccoo Reef Inter-Island fast ferry will suspend its vehicle transportation service for two weeks.

The Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) has advised the public that this interruption will be due to the fact that the shore-based Fast Ferry ramp at the GSS Terminal in Port-of-Spain is scheduled to be overhauled in keeping with the manufacturer’s advice.

The works are scheduled to commence on November 8 for a period of two weeks.

The works will result in the temporary relocation of the Buccoo Reef from its main berth, as the Fast Ferry ramp will be out of use.

TTIT said during this time, passengers for the Buccoo Reef will be shuttled via PTSC buses to the Cruise Ship Complex. Passengers travelling from Scarborough on the Buccoo Reef will disembark at the Cruise Ship Complex.

According to the statement, effective November 8, the following will apply: The Buccoo Reef will be relocated to Berth #3 at the Cruise Ship Complex, with the temporary suspension of vehicles; the Galleons Passage will continue to operate from its berth at the GSS Jetty (POS), transporting 400 passengers and 60 vehicles; the APT James will be taken out of service and the Cabo Star will sail Monday to Sunday departing from Trinidad at 2 pm and from Tobago at 11 pm.

All vessels will berth at the Port of Scarborough as normal.

The TTIT management apologised for any inconvenience caused by these works, which it said are necessary for the continuation of the full service to and from Tobago.