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D-DAY COMMEMORATIONS TO DISRUPT HOVERTRAVEL SERVICE


Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service will be disrupted as a result of the D-Day 75 commemorative events in Southsea on Wednesday 5th June.

Portsmouth is the centre of several commemorative events to honour the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, which will include a visit from the President of the United States Donald Trump.

Security arrangements for the event mean that a revised timetable will be in operation on Hovertravel’s service on 5th June.

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The 11:15 from Ryde will run at the earlier time of 11:05, meaning the 11:30 from Southsea will run at 11:20.

Both the 11:45 from Ryde and the 12:00 from Southsea have been cancelled. The 12:15 from Ryde will depart at 12:25 and the 12:30 from Southsea will depart at 12:40.

Customers should note that the HoverBus will be in operation but unable to drop off at Southsea Hover terminal. In addition, no vehicles will be able to access the terminal all day. Taxies and buses will be at Southsea Terrace.

Pedestrian access will also be limited and will be only be via the coastal footpath (through Clarence Pier).  Special arrangements are in place for those with reduced mobility, hospital appointments and accredited veteran guests.

The car park opposite the Southsea terminal will be closed from 00:01 on Monday 3rd June. The council will remove all cars that are left in these car parks once they are closed.

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Hovertravel say that additional staff will be on hand to assist customers during the day and that a priority boarding system will be in place, much like during the Isle of Wight Festival.

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Don't tell him pike.
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Don't tell him pike.

Bollox to trump .what about us on the island who want to go to the D day event .

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