Residents and visitors to Cowes Week 2019 are being reminded an extended service will be available on the Cowes Floating Bridge.
Extra sailings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.
The amended schedule includes a continuous daily service running from 05:00 every morning until 01:50 every day to the early hours of Sunday 17th August.
There will also be extra crossings after 01:50 at 02:30, 02:50 and 03:10 only from Cowes and at 02:40 and 03:00 from East Cowes. The only exception is Sunday 11th August when the service will start at 06:30 on the Cowes side and 06:40 on the East Cowes side.
Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said:
“Once again, Cowes Week 2019 is a chance to showcase our Island and attract visitors to our shores.
“It is, therefore, important that we are able to provide people with a good floating bridge service during this period as we did over July, where the floating bridge conveyed 47,332 pedestrians and 18,241 cars.”
As usual, on firework night (Friday 16th August), the floating bridge will only operate for foot passengers between 18:00 and 23:00.
Due to high levels of demand on firework night, the Council advise people to purchase their tickets to travel on the vessel in advance.
The latest timetable is available at the floating bridge website: https://www.iwfloatingbridge.co.uk/timetable/