UPDATED: TECHNICAL ISSUE CANCELS HOVERTRAVEL SERVICES FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING

A technical issue has forced the cancellation of all services on Hovertravel’s Ryde-Southsea route this morning (Wednesday).

It’s the second time in 2 days that the cross-Solent operation has ground to a halt due to technical problems with the Flyer craft.

Provisions have been made for those planning on travelling via Hovercraft today to use Wightlink’s FastCat service instead.

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An update is expected at 09:00 but it is unclear at this stage if services are likely to resume at that time.

UPDATE @ 09:15 – Services have now resumed from Ryde, with the next crossing from Southsea at 09:30.

It’s understood that Hovertravel are operating with just 1 craft as Island Flyer is undergoing works at Griffon Hoverwork in Southampton.

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billyboy
billyboy
7 days ago

Built by the same people as built the Floating Bridge?

Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
6 days ago

I thought there were more than one craft.

ian johnson
ian johnson
Reply to  Dave Roberts
6 days ago

There are two, as the article states.

Chris
Chris
6 days ago

Told you all yesterday – need some air to blow them up again!

me me
me me
6 days ago

well you lot moaning at least they have a service all through the lock down not like wight link did and they rush patients over in a emergency for hospital

Very Old Bill
Very Old Bill
Reply to  me me
6 days ago

Well said me me, as usual some people are always quick to criticise.

David Perry
David Perry
5 days ago

This article is INCORRECT. The service has TWO Hovercraft.
One of these ‘Island Flyer’ is currently in Southampton having some maintenance work carried out whilst the other craft ‘Solent Flyer’ is STILL ferrying passengers back a forth across the Solent.

Very Old Bill
Very Old Bill
Reply to  David Perry
5 days ago

Er… Hello…. Just as the article states…. Wake up

David Perry
David Perry
Reply to  Very Old Bill
5 days ago

There is NO reason for your rudeness.
This article stated wrongly that the service “ground to a halt”.It didn’t. Island Flyer went to Southampton and returned to Ryde at 12:20 today. In the preceding days Solent Flyer CONTINUED to provide the excellent service Hover Travel provide.

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