To be fair the port has been cleaned up, lick of paint where needed, new speed limit signs at top of the hill, signs cleaned, new flags, flowers, road markings, damaged fencing replaced, also apparently terminal has been cleaned up ( I have not been in there recently)
It certainly looks more inviting than it did six months ago, the former railway track area is the only neglected area now, (still can't believe they moved the railway).
Port ramps/ Linkspan are all modern, so not much more they can do at the moment with the three main berths.
Maybe bring back a fast craft for the summer !!!!!!
I was there a few weeks ago (10th and 15th June), the last time having been in the summer of 1989 when the terminal was brand new. The money had then run out to build enclosed walkways/gangways to all of the berths and a travelator in the enclosed walkway from what was then the Sealink berth; I recall a long walk to and from the terminal.
As I left a very empty Rosslare, on a very quiet Isle of Innishmore (which looks tired inside, but well looked after, and could somebody please explain the point of the split-level atrium at the stern? A waste of space and the windows need a good clean), I started to wonder what the future is likely to hold. Given what we now know about Stena at Fishguard, it seems there is a lot of over capacity on the southern corridor. Is the Innishmore too big for the route, even if Stena closes Fishguard down? Pembroke Dock, the first time I have been there, seemed very small and I can see why some of you have posted that the authorities might be glad to see the back of the ferry service.
The French services seem to be busier; there were lots of trailers parked.
I now see why Irish Ferries have put their investment into a service from Dublin to Cherbourg.
Should Stena close Fishguard, might they move the Cherbourg service to Cork?
Would Irish Ferries soak up Stena's Fishguard business and carry on from Pembroke?
Might Stena open a new service from Bristol to Cork? I know I have posted about this before and some of you thought not. Surely it might pull in hauliers from further into the south-west of England, in addition to south wales? The port is close to the M5 and close to Bristol Parkway. Or, does the the lock at Bristol render it a non-starter? Cork is a bigger port about to receive a lot of investment and with better road connections.
I saw the Stena Europe as she passed the Innishmore on her way to Fishguard; a fine looking ship and well looked after.
Looking forward to reading the responses of those better informed than me!