Extended Travelling Times to and from the Isle of Wight

Passengers travelling on hovercraft services between Portsmouth and Ryde and by train to and from Lymington Pier should allow extra time for the next few months while fast cat services reduced.

Quiet Season Chosen for Major Transport Works at Ryde and Lymington

Passengers travelling by train between Brockenhurst and Lymington should be aware that due to a new Wightlink ferry terminal link works at Lymington, trains are replaced by buses between Lymington Town and Lymington Pier. These extend the journey time by just enough to miss the ferry to Yarmouth, and connections are not guaranteed.

Tide Waits for no Man - but the Ferries Have to!

Certain tidal conditions are also affecting sailings while the work is carried out adding to the disrupted timetable.

South West Trains have said that they have to allow sufficient time for ferry mobility impaired passengers to catch the bus at Lymington which does not always allow enough time for the return road journey to connect with sailings.

South West trains and Wightlink are now changing their schedules so that more connections can be made, most of the time.

Hover Bovver

Meanwhile passengers using the direct walking route from Ryde Esplanade to Ryde Hoverport via the footbridge over the railway line are also having to allow extra time to make connections.

The bridge was closed on January 16 for preparatory work before removal on January 21. Until mid March, passengers should allow an extra 10 minutes in each direction to reach the hovercrafts.

Check the Fastcat Times

The Wightlink Fastcat service between Portsmouth and Ryde has been slimmed down as a result of the economy say Wightlink, so again, check before you travel!

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