|Route||Norwegian National Road 774|
|Carries||Automobiles and passengers|
|Authority||Norwegian Public Roads Administration|
|System length||9.0 kilometres (5.6 mi)|
|Travel time||30 min|
|Frequency||11 / day|
|No. of vessels||MF Ytterøyningen|
|Daily ridership||235 (2007)|
|Daily vehicles||140 (2007)|
|Connections at Levanger|
The Levanger–Hokstad Ferry is an automobile ferry on Norwegian National Road 774 that connects the island of Ytterøya to the mainland and municipal centre of Levanger. The 9.0-kilometre (5.6 mi) long passage on Trondheim Fjord is performed with the double-ended ferries MF Yttringen and operated by Tide Sjø making 11 crossings in each direction each day taking 30 minutes. In 2007, the line had a daily ridership of 235 people and 140 vehicles.
Automobile ferry transport in Innherred started in 1958 when the company Innherredsferja started the route Levanger–Hokstad–Vangshylla–Kjerringvik–Venneshamn; connecting Levanger to the island of Ytterøya, and onwards connecting Inderøy with Mosvik. In 1964, a new road between Kjerringvik and Venneshamn opened, and at the same time a second ferry was purchased, allowing two routes to be established, the Levanger–Hokstad Ferry and the Vangshylla–Kjerringvik Ferry.
In 2005, the ferry line was made subject to public service obligation in a package with the Brekstad–Valset route. In preparation for the competition Innherredsferja was bought by Fosen Trafikklag, but fail to succeed at the contract, losing it to Nor-Ferjer who took over the line as of 1 January 2007. Nor-Ferjer merged to form Tide Sjø in 2007. The ferry MF Ropeid is docked at Levanger as a reserve ferry for both the routes.
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