Following an incident yesterday morning which resulted in one of Hovertravel’s crafts turning back to Ryde shortly after leaving the pad, the company have today said they will be running a one craft service until further notice.
Yesterday evening one of the aging vessels broke down during the middle of a crossing from Southsea, limping back to Ryde with a suspected broken lift engine – the same problem which hit the 08:00 crossing earlier in the day. It is believed this breakdown has resulted in the one-craft service coming into operation.
Hovertravel crossings will depart Ryde at XX:15 and XX:45 and Southsea at XX:00 and XX:30.
UPDATE @ 08:34 – Hovertravel have resumed a two-craft service operating to a normal timetable.
The following crossings have been cancelled today:
From Lymington: 10:20, 13:20 and 16:20
From Yarmouth: 11:40, 14:40 and 17:40
Technical issues have been mentioned as the reason behind the cancellations, which were also in place Sunday, Monday and yesterday.
Red Funnel are operating to timetable.