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Transmanche Ferries


Transmanche Ferries was a ferry company that operated the Newhaven – Dieppe route across the English Channel. Transmanche Ferries was formed after P&O Stena Line decided to close the Newhaven – Dieppe route on the 31 January 1998. Hoverspeed reopened the route in April 1999, however this service ended in 2004. Comprised of public bodies, including the General Council of Seine-Maritime, the towns of Dieppe and Fécamp as well as three Chambers of Commerce, Transmanche Ferries re-opened the route early in 2001. In 2006, the Seine-Maritime released a tender to run the Transmanche Services and in December 2006 it was announced that LD Lines had won the tender to run the service. In 2012 shortly after SeaFrance went into liquidation, LD Lines and DFDS started a joint service between Dover and Calais which was soon to be brought under the name of New Channel Company A/S (DFDS Seaways France) trading as DFDS. The joint services included the Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre, Dover-Calais and the Dover-Dunkerque routes.

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