16th February 2009

HD Ferries confirms the end of all services

HD Ferries provided express services between Jersey, Guernsey, Cherbourg and St Malo between 2007 and 2009. Plans to incorporate an Alderney route never came to fruition; neither did a route to the mainland, which had been under discussion with a view to running it alongside that offered by Condor Ferries.

Jersey-based operation

HD Ferries’ one-hour service, which linked one or others of its hubs up to six times a day, was headquartered in St Helier and had been established in January 2007 when French operator Emeraude Lines brought its Brittany to Jersey service to a close. It operated a catamaran, capable of carrying 400 passengers and up to 100 cars at 45 knots.

HD Ferries’ eventual demise appeared by no means certain, even when, on 7 September 2008, it notified customers that it was cancelling all services for the foreseeable future. Services were slated to resume in 2009, but on 16 February it confirmed that this was no longer the case, and HD Ferries was terminating operations between the Channel Islands and France.


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