This in from Wightlink, about the changes to the Yarmouth – Lymington timetable. It’s in their words – Ed
Wightlink are encouraging increased dialogue with Ferry user groups on the Island to understand how the service can be improved for the majority of their customers.
Consequently, they have listened to feedback from the Yarmouth Ferry Users Group as well as general customer feedback about the train connections at Lymington Pier and have revised the Autumn timetable on the Lymington-Yarmouth route in response.
Re-times for train connections
From 16 September 2013 until the end of the year, sailings have been re-timed throughout the day to allow better connections with trains from Lymington Pier. In addition, the first ferry from Yarmouth has been re-timed to 0625 (from 0635) to allow Islanders to catch the 0714 train from Lymington.
Wightlink’s priority is to provide a timetable which meets the needs of the overwhelming majority of islanders and is sustainable for the future.
Wightlink: A small number of sailings will no longer operate
Crossings that consistently run over 90% empty are therefore seriously reviewed to maintain the sustainability of the entire operation. As a result, a small number of sailings will no longer operate from 16 September 2013 (round trips from Lymington at 2005 Monday to Thursday, 1800 and 2005 Saturdays and 0640 and 0845 Sundays).
Even after these changes come in to effect, Wightlink will continue to operate up to 32 sailings a day between Lymington and Yarmouth.