Wightlink is embarking on a major maintenance and renewal programme at its Portsmouth Harbour Fastcat terminal, costing more than £1million.
Work begins today (Monday) and there will be changes to how customers board the FastCats for several months, although the boats will still run to the normal timetable.
The terminal has been in use for 150 years and the company is investing in its future – suggesting there are no plans to scrap the passenger link between Ryde and Portsmouth.
From today, customers will await their sailing in a temporary waiting area in Portsmouth Harbour railway station at the top of the ramp down to the Wightlink terminal (pictured). It will have ticket machines and seating, but the Costa café will be closed. Wightlink customers will be able to use the railway station’s toilets
Groups of more than 10 people should consider travelling to the Island by Wightlink’s nearby car ferry to Fishbourne.
Further details can be found at www.wightlink.co.uk/harbourworks.
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