Warning over Bute multi-journey ferry tickets

The cost of travel on the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry route will fall when a new RET fares structure is introduced on October 1.
The cost of travel on the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry route will fall when a new RET fares structure is introduced on October 1.

Some multi-journey tickets on Bute’s two ferry routes will cease to be valid when new RET fares come into effect in a few weeks’ time.

Existing ten-journey tickets will no longer be valid from October 1, although holders of 50-journey tickets for the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay and Rhubodach-Colintraive routes will still be able to use those.

Anyone unable to use portions of their existing ten-journey tickets will be able to approach CalMac for a refund.

The validity of the 50-journey ticket is being retained because the discount available is greater than that which would apply under RET.

A company spokesperson said: “If people buy a multi journey pass and they are not all used by the time RET is brought in then they will be entitled to a refund.”

* More detail in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, August 20.