UPDATED: HOVERS OFF DUE TO WEATHER AND WIGHTLINK’S FASTCAT HIT BY TECHNICAL WOES

Commuters heading to and from Portsmouth have been hit by not only adverse weather cancellations affecting Hovertravel services, but technical issues on Wightlink’s Fastcat too.

Strong winds and rough seas mean that Hovertravel has suspended its Ryde-Southsea service until further notice, with an update due at 07:45.

Normally, customers would jump onto the next available Fastcat sailing from Ryde Pier Head but a technical issue has forced the cancellation of a number of Wightlink sailings this morning.

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The cross-Solent operator says that 06:15 and 07:15 sailings from Portsmouth Harbour has been cancelled as well as the 06:45 and 07:45 sailings from Ryde.

Tickets will be accepted on the Fishbourne-Portsmouth car ferry service.

UPDATE @ 07:24 – Wightlink’s FastCat will be back in service starting with the 08:15 from Portsmouth Harbour.

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PJimes
PJimes
5 months ago

Build that tunnel or bridge

Tony G
Tony G
Reply to  PJimes
5 months ago

You chose to live on the Island

Whitetop
Whitetop
Reply to  PJimes
5 months ago

Yawn Yawn Yawn, Boring.

Tony G
Tony G
5 months ago

You chose to live on the Island

bembridge barnie
bembridge barnie
5 months ago

Those that reside on island have made a choice, however that does not mean as they are still part of the UK that they have to tolerate a third world (if I can still say that) transport system, which would not be tolerated on the mainland, the only time that the clamour for a bridge or a tunnel will decrease is if the ferries,fastcat and hover run a proper and efficent service, yes , extreme weather can disrupt but If I recall the last few months correctly we have had as many cancellations due to staff absences and mechanical issues as we have had poor weather.

islander
islander
Reply to  bembridge barnie
5 months ago

that does not mean as they are still part of the UK that they have to tolerate a third world (if I can still say that) transport system, which would not be tolerated on the mainland

that is laughable – I am guessing you haven’t been subjected to the endless rail and underground strikes then or the relentless issues at the airports due to strikes, cancellations and other non weather related delays

Last edited 5 months ago by islander
 

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