Originally Posted by Larbre34
With 40 odd sailings per week to the Continent alone once things get fully up to speed, on top of the return of private tourist traffic using these services, I really don't know how you can say that. Not just the capacity of the roads, but the safety aspects and road surface deterioration as well as insufficient stacking space in the Harbour.
Putting your head in the sand about all of this is just foolish.
Making up numbers to make out there is some impending crisis is equally foolish.
Where are you getting 40 continental sailings from? there are less than 20 a week (6 DFDS, 6 Stena, 1 Brittany to France, 2 Brittany to Spain). On average only 1.5 extra sailings a day on previous Rosslare numbers.
If, and it is a big if, the shift away from ROI-UK traffic is permanent it will also mean a reduction in traffic for the 4 daily Rosslare-UK sailings or even a reduction in those sailings/routes.
A plan is already in place to provide a new freight access and handling to the port to the north of the current route bypassing the harbour village.
It is way too soon to know how much traffic will permanently route directly to the continent and how much shipping will be needed to sustain it, these extra services may not all survive long term.