Isle of Wight Ferry

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Commuters left behind (again) during hourly Fastcat service

passengers left behind at wightlink terminal

Wightlink claimed that passengers would prefer the hourly service than travel on a charter boat, but commuters are being left behind as the one boat can't cope

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust partners with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to ‘improve hospital-based services’ for Islanders


The Trust Boards are exploring how they can plan together to better share expertise, ways of working and resources to improve services for local people

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 1:10pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Is replacing bike storage for seating on RedJet short-sightedness or greed? (updated)

Folding bike

This reader asks whether replacing the bike holding area on Red Jet 6 with seating was "short-sightedness or just greed"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 6:28pm

By Naomi with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel: ‘Absolutely no truth’ to claims RedJet service will be altered (updated)

Redjet 7

An explosive claim made this morning has been denied by Red Funnel.

Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight independent lifeboats chosen by public as Red Funnel charity of the year

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Isle of Wight Independent Life Boats received the most votes from the public

Friday, 31st January, 2020 11:43am

By Martin Newham

Wightlink support Isle of Wight young carers in new partnership

YMCA Young Carers Dean Murphy and Trudie Augustus Harris

National Young Carers Day is the perfect time to announce a new partnership - supporting respite trips to the mainland for children and young people

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 11:01am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink say decision to not run a charter boat during annual refit is ‘not a financial one’

Wight Ryder II

Commuters may be wondering why, if it's not a financial decision, Wightlink have chosen to only run an hourly service during the annual refit of the FastCats

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wightlink cancel ferry crossings due to ‘adverse weather and reduced power’

wight light wightlink ferry

If you were due to sail today on the Wightlink Fishbourne route, best to check whether your sailing has been cancelled

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wightlink respond to petition calling for charter boat to reinstate twice hourly service or reduce fare during refit period

wight ryder passing a sea fort

The response from Wightlink has raised more questions, but in the meantime here's how they responded to the petition

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Petition calls for charter boat to service commuters during annual catamaran refit, or reduction in cost of season tickets

new catamarans

Those who rely on the high-speed catamaran service for commuting say Wightlink should provide a charter service or adjust the charges

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wind gusts of up to 80mph expected

woman standing by the seawith hair blowing in the strong wind

Gusts of up to 80mph may hit coastal areas say the Met Office, so expect disruption to cross-Solent travel

Friday, 10th January, 2020 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Wightlink ferry timetables 2020 are now in effect

Wightlink ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink ferry timetables can be pretty hard to find quickly, so we’ve gathered them all here in one place. Worth bookmarking for when you need the info quickly

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 5:51pm

By Simon Perry