This is a trial service for 12
days, Monday to Saturday, beginning July 16, 2007.
During the trial, this
hovercraft is providing an hourly service between Portobello (Edinburgh)
and Kirkcaldy, about 11 miles to the north, across the Firth of Forth in
Fife. The journey time is 20 minutes each way.
If successful, Stagecoach hope
to introduce a permanent service, probably beginning in 2008, possibly
using two hovercrafts.
This photo was taken on the
second day of the trial service, July 17, 2007.
The weather was fine as
cyclists heading along the promenade to the east towards Portobello waited
for the route along the promenade to be opened up again. This
section of the promenade was closed for about 15 to 20 minutes, once an
hour, when the hovercraft arrived.