Solent Tunnel

The Fixed Link Tunnel campaign group, Pro-Link, has been campaigning for a feasibility study into the proposal for the Solent Tunnel – a fixed link between the Isle of Wight and Mainland – since 2014.

Run by Carl Feeny, Kevin Price and Tim Cooper, Able Connections Ltd has been set up as a body with which to communicate professionally with those in the transport industry.

Below are articles mentioning the fixed link debate, Solent Tunnel and Able Communications Ltd.

Fixed Link campaigners form new commercial arm, taking it to next level

the solent

Founding members of the fixed link campaign have set up a new company to take the campaign to the next level. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 3rd March, 2017 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 184 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Tunnel plans make the national press. See them in full here

Tunnel between demark and germany by Femern A-S

Take a look at the plans the Pro-Link group believe show "beyond reasonable doubt the massive potential that a Cross Solent tunnel road link will have for the future socio-economic prosperity, lifestyle and standard of living on the Isle of Wight”.

Saturday, 1st October, 2016 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 127 readers' comments

Need for fixed-link feasibility study backed by Isle of Wight Council leader

Pen and paper study

Isle of Wight council leader, Jonathan Bacon, has written to the pro-fixed link campaign group to express his personal support for an independent feasibility study into a fixed link between the Isle of Wight and mainland Britain.

Tuesday, 29th March, 2016 8:07pm

By Sally Perry with 83 readers' comments

Isle of Wight pro-link campaigners spread their message

Kevin Price, Dr David Brown, Carl Feeney at the student fixed link bridge presentation

In the last two weeks pro-link campaigners have met with engineering undergraduate students from the University of Southampton, as well as presenting their case to tourism business owners at Visit Isle of Wight conference.

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 9:44am

By Carl Feeney with 108 readers' comments

Fixed Link Debate: Party members hear arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’

Solent Tunnel

Labour Party members heard the arguments for and against a Fixed Link from speakers from the pro and anti campaigns at their meeting last week.

Monday, 30th November, 2015 12:42pm

By Ed Gouge with 187 readers' comments

Government confirm support for Island Infrastructure Taskforce

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

Andrew Turner has pledged his support as the Isle of Wight Council moves forward to the next stage of implementing an Island Infrastructure Taskforce.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 11:13am

By Andrew Turner's Office

‘No Isle of Wight Fixed Link’ campaigners launch new Website

Your Island Needs you - no to fixed link campaign poster

Campaigners go public with their primary reasons for opposing any fixed link project by launching a Website with their "reasoned argument, statistics and expert testimony".

Monday, 27th April, 2015 9:21am

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

International tunnel consultants visit pro-link campaigners: Costs and timelines revealed

HKZM visual - TEC project

World experts on tunnelling have been to the Isle of Wight this week to give their views on the project including (for the first time) how long it might take to complete and how much it could cost.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 2:41pm

By Thomas Cowley with 119 readers' comments

Have you added your signature to either the pro or anti fixed-link e-petitions?

Solent forts:

If you haven't but want to, you have until just before midnight tonight. Just follow the links in the article.

Monday, 30th March, 2015 1:42pm

By Sally Perry with 83 readers' comments

Read the £100k Fixed link study from 1998, released by Pro-Link campaigners (Updated)

Pile of papers by Robert Couse-Baker

The £100,000 fixed link feasibility study from 1998 has been made public by the Pro-link campaigners, who say an updated version needs to be commissioned.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 3:14pm

By Thomas Cowley with 67 readers' comments

BBC couldn’t get to the Island to do live TV chat about fixed link – all the ferries were full!


Irony explosion: BBC planned to come to the Isle of Wight to do a live TV debate on South Today this evening, but, so the organisers tell us, the Beeb couldn't get a car ferry over as all three route full!

Friday, 20th March, 2015 5:14pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Legal entity to promote Isle of Wight fixed link formed

Soletn Tunnel

A not-for-profit association has been formed to campaign for a road-based fixed link from the Isle of Wight to the UK Mainland.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 12:05pm

By Thomas Cowley with 89 readers' comments