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WIGHTLINK REDUCE PIER TOLL BY 70P JUST WEEKS AFTER BUMPING UP PRICES


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.

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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”.

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Fred
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Fred

Good to see the Solent Pirates have seen sence for once, no they need to drop ferry costs too!

Old bean
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Old bean

No chance Fred they love ripping off the public pirates is about right

Martin
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Martin

Forget the price change… can you now get through in 5 seconds using a credit card ?

Nicki
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Nicki

Ill be ready next time, had to pay twice on the last visit

Craig Chilton
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Craig Chilton

There shouldn’t be ANY charge! Wightlink make enough money without ripping people off at the entrance! Most still have to pay again for either a Fastcat trip or for a day’s fishing! Scandalous!

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