This article details the variety of means of transport in
* 1 Air transport * 2 Rail transport
* 3 Road transport
* 3.1 Buses * 3.2 Cycling * 3.3 Driving * 3.4 Parking
* 4 Sea transport
* 4.1 Companies
* 5 References * 6 See also * 7 External links
Map of the former railway lines of
Historically there were public railway services in the island, provided by two railway companies:
The mostly coastal lines operated out of St Helier and ran across the
southern part of the island, reaching Gorey
After closure, most of the infrastructure was removed and today
little evidence remains of these railways. A small number of former
station buildings are still standing, including St Helier Weighbridge,
which is now in use as the
Liberty Wharf shopping centre, and St Aubin
railway station , which is used today as the Parish Hall of Saint
Brélade . Part of the former
During the German military occupation 1940–1945 , light railways
were re-established by the Germans for the purpose of supplying
coastal fortifications. A one-metre gauge line was laid down following
the route of the former
Two railways operate at the Pallot Heritage Steam Museum ; a standard gauge heritage steam railway, and a narrow gauge pleasure line operated by steam-outline diesel motive power.
Main article: Roads in
HIGHWAYS : total: 577 km (1995) paved: NA km unpaved: NA km
Buses are operated by CT Plus Jersey, a local subsidiary of HCT Group . Bus service routes radiate from the Liberation Station in St Helier.
In 2012, it was announced that CT Plus would take over the operation of the bus service, commencing on 2 January 2013, ending 10 years of Connex service in Jersey. This new service is called LibertyBus .
A green lane sign.
Driving is on the left hand side. The maximum speed limit throughout the entire island is 40 mph (64 km/h), with slower limits on certain stretches of road, such as 20/30 mph (32/48 km/h) in built up areas and 15 mph (24 km/h) on roads designated as green lanes.
Visitors wishing to drive must possess a Certificate of Insurance or an International Green Card, a valid Driving Licence or International Driving Permit (UK International Driving Permits are not valid). Photocopies are not acceptable. A nationality plate must be displayed on the back of visiting vehicles.
It is an offence to hold a mobile phone whilst driving a moving vehicle. Where fitted, all passengers inside a vehicle must wear a seat belt at all times, regardless of whether they are sitting in the front or the rear.
The penalties for drinking and driving in
Single yellow lines indicate that parking is prohibited and is liable to a fine.
Paycards are used to pay for parking throughout
Payment by paycards is required for parking wherever the paycard symbol is displayed. Some paycard locations, such as the lay-bys in Victoria Avenue, and car parks in St Brelade's Bay are seasonal.
There are four main residents’ and business parking zones within St Helier.
In some roads on the outskirts of St Helier and in the harbours, and also in some car parks in St Brelade, parking is free but controlled by parking discs (time wheels) – obtainable from the Town Hall for a small charge.
SEAPORTS AND HARBOURS :
On 20 August 2013, Huelin-Renouf , which had operated a "lift-on
lift-off" container service for 80 years between the Port of
A service to
St Malo was provided by Compagnie Corsaire, but is now
operated by its sister service,
* Compagnie Corsaire - to
St Malo (?)
* ^ Cruickshank, Charles G. (1975) The German Occupation of the
Channel Islands, The Guernsey Press, ISBN 0-902550-02-0
* ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-28305726
* ^ Archived May 3, 2012, at the
* Channel Islands portal