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UPDATED: CROSS-SOLENT SERVICES HIT BY UNSEASONABLE ADVERSE WEATHER & JACK UP THE SUMMER DELAYED OPENING


Adverse weather conditions on the Solent are causing disruption to transport services this morning (Saturday).

Hovertravel say their Ryde to Southsea service has been suspended until further notice, with an update to be provided at 09:00.

Wightlink says they plan to run a normal timetable today but that customers should check for travel updates during the day using our website and mobile app.

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At the moment their Fishbourne, Ryde Pier Head and Yarmouth routes are operating as normal.

Red Funnel was forced to cancel their 03:00 Southampton to East Cowes vehicle ferry crossing this morning, but all other timetabled sailings are currently operating as normal.

UPDATE @ 08:11 – Red Funnel have suspended their Red Jet service between West Cowes and Southampton until further notice.

Meanwhile, Southern Vectis are warning that they may be unable to serve The Needles Battery on the Needles Breezer route today.

UPDATE @ 09:10 – Hovertravel and Red Jet services remain suspended this morning.

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Southern Vectis say they are no longer serving The Needles Battery as a result of the high winds.

UPDATE @ 11:20 – Red Funnel advise that their vehicle ferry service is delayed by up to 20 minutes due to the adverse conditions.

The hi-speed Red Jet service and Hovertravel’s Ryde to Southsea service remain suspended.

Meanwhile, on dry land, Jack up the Summer organisers have made the decision to hold off on opening the gates for day 2 of the annual event until 16:00.

UPDATE @ 15:42 – Red Funnel’s Red Jet service will run a 15:45 sailing from Southampton as conditions improve. Once arrived in Cowes we will confirm if full service will resume.

Hoveetravel’s service remains suspended.

Check back for updates throughout the day…

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richard
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richard

A fixed link would still be open.

Fred
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Fred

You mean like the fixed link called the Severn bridge which has been closed to traffic on a number of occasions in the past 24 hours due to high winds

john Anderson
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john Anderson

Yes

John
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John

Not the bridge ! The tunnel

Dom.iow
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Dom.iow

No it wouldn’t.

Joe Bloggs
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Joe Bloggs

Doubt it with these winds.

john Anderson
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john Anderson

yeah

john Anderson
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john Anderson

Yes it will

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