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An extended service will be available on the Cowes floating bridge during Lendy Cowes Week 2018.

Extra sailings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of more people visiting the regatta.

The amended schedule includes a continuous daily service running until 01:50 from Friday 3rd August to the early hours of Sunday 12th August. There will also be extra crossings at 20-minute intervals from each side of the River Medina every night, finishing from Cowes at 03:10.

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Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said:

“Lendy Cowes Week 2018 is a chance to showcase our Island and attract visitors to our shores.

“It is, therefore, important that we are able to provide people with a good floating bridge service during this period.”

As usual, on firework night (Friday 10th August) the floating bridge will only operate for foot passengers between 18:00 and 23:00.

Due to high levels of demand on firework night, the Isle of Wight Council advise people to purchase their tickets to travel on the vessel in advance.

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The latest timetable, including times when the passenger launch is running, due to the ebb tide, is available via https://www.iwfloatingbridge.co.uk/timetable/ .

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