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A special extra winter discount offer is being introduced for cars using Cowes Floating Bridge from Monday (11th November).

The offer, which will run until 31st March next year, will see the cost of a crossing reduced from £2 to £1.80 for saver card holders and from £2.60 to £2.40 for non-saver card holders.

The new discount is in addition to the offer of free saver cards during the St Mary’s improvement works.

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

“We are bringing in this additional scheme to further encourage use of the floating bridge during the winter, as well as during the St Mary’s improvement works.

“We are promoting the discount to businesses in both Cowes and East Cowes, and are also contacting existing saver card holders – as well as the usual social media messages for the public.”

You can collect a saver card by visiting Hall’s Premier Stores in East Cowes and Rashley’s Stores in Cowes, as well as asking the crew on the floating bridge. Details on how to top up your saver card can be found at www.iwfloatingbridge.co.uk.


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That’s if it’s still running at the time !!!!

Mark Hampshire

I wonder if they will get a rebate for all the days it will be out of action?.

G wake

Whats the point it only cost between £1-£2 to drive round. And its saving getting your bumpers ripped off or getting stuck when it breaks down.
But the council won’t learn people don’t trust the bridge to work and it’s far to expensive.


The cost of the journey to avoid the ferry is of course more than just the fuel you use or have you accounted for this?

Grumpy Islander

It should be made free, it would reduce the traffic at the total waste of money site at St Mary’s,


Why are so many people negative about the floating bridge ? It provides a service for which I am grateful.


Why are so many people negative about the floating bridge ? I love it.

YouCantPolish Awhat?

Dilemma dilemma.
Do people now choose to avoid being stuck for hours on the Cowes/Newport road, or now choose the more scenic Wooton/Newport route to spend hours in that queue??
If of course the bridge is even running.


If money was spent on a bridge across the Medina, there wouldn’t be so much traffic funnelled into Newport in the first place FFS

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