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Wightlink has been shortlisted for the title ‘Ferry Operator of the Year’ at the National Transport Awards, reflecting the company’s £45million investment in its Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.

The 19th Annual National Transport Awards celebrate successful national and local transport projects. Transport companies and organisations have shown the judges the tangible results they have achieved, improving the experience for their users and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.

Kirsty Walton, on behalf of the judges, says:

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“This year we received a great deal of entries from across the UK for all categories. As usual, the quality of these entries were extremely high and therefore has resulted in fierce competition for a place on the shortlist.”

Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield adds:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this national honour. It is a tribute to the achievements of everyone involved with our extensive port infrastructure works at Portsmouth and Fishbourne and the successful introduction of our new hybrid flagship Victoria of Wight on this route.

“In addition, this recognises the hard work carried out every day by colleagues on all our routes and at our ports to deliver excellent customer care for people who travel with us.”

The winners will be announced on 31st October – Brexit Day – at the 2019 National Transport Awards final in London.

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Sheena warder

WHAT??? Is this a joke?? There have been so many cancelled sailing due to “technical issues” this year our lovely new neighbours who moved from the mainland to fulfil their “retirement dream” have put their home back on the market and are moving back and with the housing market as it is they are probably going to be hugely out of pocket!! The Yarmouth service is a joke.they knock this service off if someone starts in totland!!!!

K. Brown

Is it April 1st already?

Barry Chantler

Must be a fiddle.

Jan Andrews

They must have friends in high places to be nominated

Martin Ryde

A couple of slices of toast and a cup of tea = £5 No wonder they got all that money to invest.

Penny Green


Andy Ball

Is this a joke?

Mr Given up

Their in close competition with the Cowes floating bridge…..and anyway WHO gets to vote!


Award for what being a rip off

Simon Flanders

How much did they pay to be nominated, service is crap

Bald Boy Benny

Really? if they are the best…what are the others like…

Marie Flynn

Pity about the prices.!!!


The floating bridge is probably in second place!

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