Steve Kingston of West Lynn Ferry pictured in 2017. Picture: Tony Jones.

The King’s Lynn ferry, based in West Lynn, is set to close with a statement below from Gail and Steve Kingston who operate the service.

“As of 23rd March 2020  the much loved historical King’s Lynn ferry will cease to be operational.

 In  the present day crisis  it will come  as no surprise to the readers that this is a direct result of financial constraints forced  upon us by the advancing effect of the Coronavirus. The general increase of self-isolation and social distancing has resulted in a decline of footfall which has ultimately affected the running  of the ferry.

West Norfolk Council are saddened and reluctant to accept this closure but accept that at this point in time there is little option left, and offer their continued support once the ferry is re-launched in the hopefully not too distant future.

Owing to the ferry’s historical and practical importance to King’s Lynn, there is every intention to re-store and  re-launch an improved ferry service once the Coronavirus has run its course.

We have run the ferry for the past 20 years and are going to take this opportunity to retire and would like to pass on our thanks to our many valued passengers for their continued support over the years.  

Furthermore we wish you well in these trying times and look forward to a positive outcome for the community.

Additional information will be released at the appropriate time.