Cross-Solent operator Wightlink have cut a number of sailings on their Yarmouth-Lymington route from September, it has been announced.
Crossings that consistently run over 90% empty have been reviewed to maintain the sustainability of the entire operation. As a result, a number of sailings will no longer operate from 16th September including round trips from Lymington at 20:05 Monday to Thursday, 18:00 and 20:05 on Saturdays and 06:40 and 08:45 on Sundays.
Although services have been cut, some remaining crossings have been re-timed to allow better connections with trains from Lymington Pier. The first ferry of the day from Yarmouth has been re-timed to 06:25 (from 06:35) to allow Islanders to catch the 07:14 train from Lymington.
Wightlink say their priority is to provide a timetable which meets the needs of the overwhelming majority of islanders and is sustainable for the future and will continue to operate up to 32 sailings a day on the route.
For more information, visit Wightlink’s website at http://www.wightlink.co.uk/ferry-travel-info/routes-destinations/lymington-yarmouth-ferry/timetable/16-se