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.

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Ferry company to sponsor this year’s Cowes Week fireworks

Cowes Week Fireworks

To celebrate 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes, Red Funnel Ferries will be sponsoring this year’s Cowes Week fireworks.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 3:59pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Fibre glass insulation escapes from Red Funnel demolition site, causing concern for dog walkers

Fibre glass at bottom of lamp post

Concerns have been raised for litter pickers, dog walkers and other wildlife, as fibre glass insulation blown off Red Funnel's demolition site in East Cowes is spotted around the town.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 12:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry arrives

Alwyn Rees, Head of Marine Operations, Red Funnel

Red Kestrel will operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and will officially enter service in May.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:59am

By Lisa Norman

Red Jet 3 says farewell to the Solent and heads off to Croatia

Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3 was one of the original Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran ferries and has ferried millions of passengers across the Solent over the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:30am

By Lisa Norman

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

High waves and strong winds cause cross-Solent travel disruption

crashing waves tim wells

Adverse wind conditions coupled with the direction of the tide has resulted in significant wave heights across the Solent and affecting cross-Solent travel.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Work to reinstate town car park well underway, says councillor

red funnel town car park 2

The local councillor says this development is "a positive step forwards" and that "by opening up the area, it will change the look and feel of our town comparatively".

Monday, 7th January, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments

Red Funnel experiencing delays due to thick fog in Solent (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

Watch out for cross-Solent delays as dense fog affects Red Funnel services from East and West Cowes.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 8:57am

By Jonathan Green with 3 readers' comments

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

bob seely parliament islands debate

The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments