Nicholas Finney

Nicholas FinneyNick Finney is one of the four central characters at the centre of the Better Ferry Campaign on the Isle of Wight.

Nick used to be the Director General of the British Ports Federation between 1980 and 1990.

Below are the articles OnTheWight has published about him

Hotly-anticipated Island Line Garnett report revealed (updated)

island line sign by curns with christopher garnett

The transport expert has spent four months gathering information and speaking to stakeholders to help inform the council's response to the DfT consultation on the future of Island Line trains.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Council leader says questions over transport expert are ‘mischief’ making

Island line carriage

As Chris Garnett and Nick Finney know each other from years gone by, questions have been raised. The leader of the council describe these as a "desire to make mischief to unclear ends".

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 7:17pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Island Line: Snub-claimed rail journalist’s response to Nick Finney

direction of travel signage

As a follow up to last night's email from Nick Finney to the railway journalist Phil Marsh over a cancelled interview of last week, Phil responds to points Nick raised. Phil concludes by reposing three questions he says are important to be answered.

Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 10:00pm

By Phillip Marsh with 20 readers' comments

Nick Finney responds to snub accusations (updated)

Pushing a bell by seanhobson

The MP's transport advisor, Nick Finney, gets a right of reply to the claims that he snubbed an award-winning rail journalist last week. Since then, the journo's replied, so his will follow.

Monday, 19th October, 2015 9:36pm

By Nicholas Finney with 29 readers' comments

Award-winning rail journalist snubbed by Andrew Turner’s advisors

Empty meeting room by Michael Coghlan

After trying to get an interview for two weeks, the well-respected rail journalist came to the Island, only to find out his agreed appointment at MP's offices had been cancelled at the last minute. His questions remain unanswered.

Thursday, 15th October, 2015 8:54pm

By Simon Perry with 106 readers' comments

Island Line: DfT plans a ‘kick in the teeth’

End of the line

Government announcement threatens beginning of the end for Island Line, Labour warns.

Monday, 14th September, 2015 1:04pm

By Ed Gouge with 48 readers' comments

Island Line: Campaign group responds to DfT proposals

Island line train

Members of the Keep Island Line in Franchise shares their responses to the Dept for Transport proposal re the future of Island Line trains.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:12pm

By Chris Quirk with 10 readers' comments

Island Line: Department for Transport proposals shocker

Stitched up train

Those campaigning to keep Island Line within the South West franchise will be spitting out their cornflakes at the breakfast table when they read the Department for Transport's proposals for the line.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:01am

By Dept for Transport with 44 readers' comments

Call for council to ditch transport Taskforce plans

rubbish bin

Campaign group says the transport Taskforce been used “to give false legitimacy to the ambitions of those who wish to take Island Line out of the franchise”.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #11

end of the line

The last in the recent flurry of emails between David Pugh and Nicholas Finney, the Isle of Wight MP's transport advisor.

Monday, 7th September, 2015 5:19pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #8/9/10

Stags fighting

We're almost there with the ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains. These three short blasts have been grouped together. There'll be one last exchange after this.

Sunday, 6th September, 2015 10:01am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #7

ping pong table tennis balls

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 10:04am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments