Users of the Matane-Baie-Comeau-Godbout ferry will be able to count on a “consolidated, regular and predictable” service to cross the river in the coming months during the absence of the usual ferry service, announced Tuesday the Society des Ferries of Quebec (STQ).
Agreements have been concluded with the Rimouski-Forestville and Trois-Pistoles-Les Escoumins sleepers. The start of their season will be delayed by about a month and the service will be increased during busy periods, including the Easter holiday, the STQ said in a statement. These sleepers are respectively 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Matane and Baie-Comeau.
The MV CTMA Voyageur vessel will extend its service between Matane, Baie-Comeau and Godbout until May 31 “to meet the needs of the heavy transport industry,” said STQ.
Pedestrians will continue to benefit from air services between Mont-Joli, Baie-Comeau and Sept-Iles until the end of July.
“Citizens and businesses will be able to plan their trips in advance, while tourists will be able to plan their summer holidays,” STQ CEO Stéphane Lafaut wrote in the statement.
Mr. Lafaut also argued that his organization is “very close to the finish line” in order to come to an agreement with the owner of a relief vessel that will provide the service while waiting for the repair of the F .-AT. -Gauthier.