Wightlink has reduced the cost of travelling up Ryde Pier when paying by cash by 70p.
As previously reported by Island Echo, Wightlink announced last month that they would be increasing the price of the pier toll by 100% – from £1 to £2. However, those using a new contactless option would benefit by paying just £1.30.
Now, just weeks after implementing the new system, the cross-Solent operator has announced that it will charge £1.30 for those using both cash and contactless payment options.
The news comes after significant delays over the weekend due to a technical issue affecting the new contactless payment technology.
Keith Greenfield, Chief Executive of Wightlink, has said:
“Since the installation of the new barrier at Ryde Pier most customers are now paying the £1.30 toll using their contactless cards.
“Listening to feedback, Wightlink has harmonised the charge to £1.30 by both contactless card and cash. However payment by exact coins is required as the cash machine is unable to give change”.