New ticketing arrangements will be in place in time for Easter on the Windermere Ferry.
From Wednesday (28 March) the current on-shore ticket machines will be turned off, with passengers asked to purchase tickets on-board the ferry. New handheld ticketing machines will allow ferry staff to take payments by cash or card during the journey.
Trials of the new handheld devices have been successful, with positive feedback from passengers and ferry staff.
By the summer holidays, e-tickets and permits will be available to purchase online, along with further service improvements.
Windermere’s Ben Berry was hopeful that the change would be a positive step.