November 30, 2022

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Motorists should be patient with the ferry

Starting Friday on the Quebec-Lévis ferry, private motorists will have to resign themselves to a 30-km detour until further notice, as the Société des Traversières has no date yet for resuming its service.

• Read more: Reduction in Quebec-Lévis ferry service

“We are working on various scenarios to improve the service quickly. At the moment, we cannot predict the exact moment, but we will communicate the information as soon as possible,” communications manager Simon Labossonnier said on Sunday.

From Friday, AML Hide your head Provides separate connectivity from NM Lomer Coyne Despatched hastily across L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

However, this ship can only accept pedestrians.

For motorists, it is essential for about thirty kilometres, the distance separating the Quebec and Lévis river stations via the fine old bridges to the west.


“It’s not important, it’s not a matter of life or death, but […] If there is no traffic, we extend it by three quarters of an hour Run Not even a kilometer,” says Martin Vaillancourt, owner of Le Corsaire microbrewery.

Scheduling deliveries and materials “become a headache,” he says, because the merchant also owns rue Saint-Paul in Quebec’s Old Port.

Not to mention the staff and customers who regularly use the boat.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun to believe. [la traverse]. It is one of the gateways to the city and to me it is very beautiful”, submits the businessman.

Note that NM Lomer Coyne After the NM ship was sent to Charlevoix to open up the island population of more than a thousand living in L’Isle-aux-Coudres. SwanoiThis crossing would have been damaged during the approach maneuver.

A glimmer of hope

Another ferry that runs between Quebec and Levis, NM Alphonse-DesjardinsOn technical shutdown from October 11 for routine maintenance.

As this maintenance usually lasts for a month, expect a return to normal soon.

STQ has announced that it will try to expedite the work and return to operations as soon as possible.

N.M SwanoiSTQ could not provide a timeline for his return, saying Thursday’s incident and break-in were “still under investigation.”

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