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 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

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Ferry company buy land to reinstate car park (updated)

Parking ticket machine:

The former car park will be reinstated. The company say they do not plan to build on it.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel suspend Captain and Mate following collision with yachts (updated)

Red Falcon grounded

The Isle of Wight ferry company confirm they have suspended the Captain and his Mate following the second collision in East Cowes with yachts in the last few weeks.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel ferry involved (again) in yacht collision

Red Eagle grounded

In a matter of weeks the Red Funnel ferry has once collided with yachts during thick fog. Sparking a search & rescue mission.

Sunday, 21st October, 2018 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel cancel more sailings following earlier fog incident

Red-Eagle-red-funnel leaving-Cowes

The Red Eagle has been withdrawn from service to enable the preliminary investigation to be concluded, so Red Funnel have announced a series of cancellations on the East Cowes route.

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 3:26pm

By Sally Perry