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hovertravelrydepadA one craft service will continue today and tomorrow morning (Thursday) on Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service following a fire on board ‘Island Express’ on Sunday evening.

Due to awaiting delivery of replacement system components for the craft, Hovertravel have cancelled the following crossings from Ryde this evening: 16:30, 17:00, 17:30 and the 16:45, 17:15 and 17:45 crossings from Southsea.

hovertravelfirecraft4Tomorrow morning the 07:30 and 08:00 crossings from Ryde and the 07:45 and 08:15 crossings from Southsea have also been cancelled.

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Hovertravel would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The disruption comes after a fire on board Island Express after the last crossing from Southsea on Sunday evening (pictured), as reported by Island Echo.

UPDATE THURSDAY – Hovertravel have confirmed this afternoon that Island Express has been fixed and has returned to service, meaning a two-craft service is now once again in operation between Ryde and Southsea.

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