Isle of Wight travel

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In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight travel.

Letter: One simple Covid measure missing from Isle of Wight ferries (updated)

Red handrail

This reader shares what he believes is a simple Covid-19 measure that could make travelling on ferries safer

Monday, 19th April, 2021 9:43am

By Paul Carter with 9 readers' comments

Wightlink to step up sailings and bring FastCat back into service

FastCat at Ryde Pier

The CEO of Wightlink says, "With summer on the horizon, we are delighted to step up our sailings"

Friday, 16th April, 2021 10:11am

By Karen Woods with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge back in service this morning

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

According to the live feed the Bridge is in operation this morning. We'll update you if we hear any more news today

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island visitor charter relaunched ahead of Easter weekend

Ferry port at Yarmouth

There should be no long-distance travelling or overnight stays, which includes single households staying in a second home, say Isle of Wight council

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Good news for Alresford Bridge, but delays still for Skew Bridge

kids and island roads staff on Alresford Bridge

While the Alresford Road project was completed ahead of schedule, work at the more complex Skew Bridge project has not been so straightforward

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 11:01am

By Gavin Foster

Strike action is definitely off now at Isle of Wight ferry company

Wightlink catamaran flags

The industrial action was planned for April, May and June, but the RMT say members have now voted to accept the re-negotiated terms

Friday, 26th March, 2021 10:48am

By Sally Perry

Portsmouth chargeable clean air zone will begin later this year

Portsmouth clean air zone

The chargeable zone will only affect certain types of vehicles, but those ones travelling via Wightlink will be affected. See the detail within

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 8:55am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Floating Bridge 6: People may pay to use it, but it’s still had massive losses

Chains of Floating Bridge 5 laid out on the slipway

The Engineers' and Stakeholders' Group say Dave Stewart was stating the obvious when he said the floating bridge had an income. He just forgot to mention the huge losses

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Southern Vectis update their timetable from next month

Southern Vectis bus driving through shanklin

Check out the detail of how Southern Vectis will be updating their timetables from 11th April

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 10:10am

By Paula Good with 6 readers' comments

Four weeks of overnight work at Fishbourne: Some crossings cancelled

New ramps at Fishbourne

Aging fenders will be replaced with new ones in four weeks of overnight work, scheduled to take place when tides permit

Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 11:13am

By Karen Woods

National award for Hovertravel’s ‘Island Rescue service’

Hovercraft leaving Ryde

The CEO of Hovertravel says, "The service was born out of Covid, but alongside the improved outcomes for Isle of Wight patients, delivers significant efficiencies for the Isle of Wight’s Ambulance service"

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 4:09pm

By Stephen Forster

Wightlink announce upcoming timetable changes

Victoria of Wight in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink announce changes to their timetables from 29th March, as lockdown restrictions start to be lifted

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 4:24pm

By Karen Woods