Dorset

Sandbanks chain ferry resumes crossing after refit

Sandbanks chain ferry
Image caption The ferry company said November was its quietist month of the year

A chain ferry service in Dorset has resumed after it was out of action for five weeks due to maintenance checks.

Passengers were faced with a 25-mile detour while the Sandbanks to Studland crossing was suspended at the beginning of November.

The ferry was taken to Southampton where it underwent a refit.

The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road Ferry Company apologised for the inconvenience but said it was happy the service was back up and running.

The operator said it made sense to carry out the work in November as it was its quietest month of the year.

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