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Danube Ferry to NIKOPOL

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:42 pm
by scot47
Maybe this should be in another thread ? New Ferry to NIKOPOL, north of VT. From SNA - Novinite today.

"New Ferry Connects Bulgaria and Romania over Danube


27 May 2008, Tuesday

The new ferry complex connecting the Bulgarian port of Nikopol and the Romanian port of Turnu Magurele over the Danube River will open in mid July, 2008.

The news was announced by Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Transport Dimcho Mihalevski during his visit to the northern Bulgarian town of Nikopol.

The ferry complex has been constructed already but some additional safety guarantees are being completed at the moment.

About EUR 6,5 M have been invested in the ferry, EUR 2,5 M of which have been provided by the Bulgarian government, whereas the rest is EU funding under the PHARE Program.

The Bulgarian side of the ferry complex will be operated by the Bulgarian River Shipping company.

The Deputy Minister of Transport Mihalevski said in Nikopol that the new ferry would have a great economic impact as part of the country's policy to tackle the marginalizing of its border regions by opening up its borders.

Mihalevsky reminded that another ferry line between the city of Silistra and the Romanian town of Calarasi had been opened recently, and said that two more border checkpoints would be opened on the Bulgarian-Greek border by the middle of 2009.

The Bulgarian platform of the new ferry can carry 12 trucks, and crosses the river in only eight minutes. Yet, the fees for using it have not been set because the ownership issue has not been settled.

The rehabilitation of the 45-km road connecting Nikopol and the district center, the city of Pleven, is going as planned."

new ferry connection

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:52 pm
by thedichingang
hi scott
i read this too. have you been able to ascertain if the stated '12 trucks' carriage limit has an interpretation of say 10 trucks and 4 cars?

john

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:26 pm
by demoboy
Hi THere, Does anyone know if this service is operational yet? If so what are the roads in Romania like leading to it for a truck? Destination V.T. any info appreciated,
cheers Demo.

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:28 pm
by demoboy
I guess no one has tried this route then?

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:00 pm
by MOD
B52 replied:

Not sure if it is open yet, this article says sometime this month…..

Nikopol ferry

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=106887


MOD

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:26 am
by tamlynne2
Hi Does anybody know if this ferry has been opened? It would make my trip shorter if it is.
Many Thanks
Andrew

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:50 am
by tomtemp
Anyone have any further news on when this crossing is opening?I will be driving over to Veliko Turnovo in April and would go by this route if I could.

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:57 am
by tomtemp
Anyone have any further news on when this crossing is opening?I will be driving over to Veliko Turnovo in April and would go by this route if I could.

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:01 am
by MOD
To be opened on 2nd April 2010, apparently...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=113455

:wink: 8)

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:09 am
by tomtemp
Thanks for that MOD. good news at last.