Red Funnel

Red Funnel provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight.

A high-speed catamaran service runs between Southampton and Cowes for foot passengers and between Southampton and East Cowes for vehicles.

Below are some of the articles featuring Red Funnel.

Were there more passengers on ferries last weekend? The rumours said yes. News OnTheWight investigates

lots of number chalked onto blackboard

On social media last weekend it was said more vehicles came off the ferries compared to previous weeks. News OnTheWight asked the ferry companies. Red Funnel provided the exact numbers. Wightlink just gave excuses

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 7:26pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

£6.5m extra public money for Isle of Wight ferry companies to keep them running in Lockdown #3 (updated)

Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries and the Hovercraft

The Government are stepping in to give the cross-Solent operators an extra £6.5m to keep them running during Lockdown #3

Friday, 15th January, 2021 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wightlink join Red Funnel by closing their cafes to passengers

graces bakery on wightlink ferry

Red Funnel stopped selling food and drinks on board their ferries last year, but Wightlink had continued to keep theirs open, until now

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 5:14pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

How much public money did each ferry company get in Lockdown #1? FOI finally answered

fifty pound notes

For months News OnTheWight’shas been pursuing the release of this info. Today our FOI-blocking challenge has been accepted

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4:32pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

Ferry port at Yarmouth

This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 9 readers' comments

Reassurance sought from ferry companies over change to disability law

crop of a person in a wheelchair

Isle Access has written to all the ferry companies about the new Trade In Services agreement between the UK and the EU after concerns regarding provision of ferry services for those with disabilities was raised

Friday, 8th January, 2021 4:27pm

By Jan Brookes

Proposal for ferry review: We’ve called for nationalisation for years, say opposition politicians (updated)

Quigley, Stuart and Lowthion

Richard Quigley and Vix Lowthion, who have both called for nationalisation of the ferry service, respond to Bob Seely’s submission to the Gov review

Friday, 8th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Ferry companies respond to proposal for Solent transport review

Red Funnel Wightlink ferries and Hovercraft

The ferry companies respond to the Isle of Wight MP and IW council leader's proposal for a review of cross-Solent transport obligations

Friday, 8th January, 2021 6:02am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Exactly how much public money did the ferry companies get in first Lockdown? It’s taken us FOI-ing the DfT to find out (Updated)

Person holding a five pound note

It seemed only right to find out if/when the Cross-Solent operators stopped receiving public money during Lockdown #1 and how much they got in total

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 9:42pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Red Funnel reduce RedJet timetable from 2nd Jan

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton

The changes have been made following recent increases to regional travel Covid-19 restrictions

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 5:29pm

By Enya Lumley

Red Funnel remind customers about essential travel only rules in force from Boxing Day

stop notice in front of greenery

As the Isle of Wight heads towards Tier 3 and Southampton Tier 4, the ferry company remind customers of the new rules about essential travel only

Thursday, 24th December, 2020 6:35am

By Melissa Piercy with 9 readers' comments

Want to stay in your car when travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry?

on ferry during stay in vehicles period with emergency vehicles

With Covid infection rates nationally climbing to their highest rate to date, News OnTheWight asked the Isle of Wight ferry companies about passengers remaining in vehicles. Here’s what Red Funnel and Wightlink said

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments