EXTRA Hovertravel services are to be trialled at the request of commuters.

The company has added four hovercraft crossings to its Monday morning timetable - 6.30am and 7am services from Ryde, and 6.45am and 7.15am from Southsea.

Head of commercial and marketing Loretta Lale said: "We always make a conscious effort to listen to our passengers, and our early morning commuters have asked for more services at the start of the week. The speed of our craft allows us to add in additional crossings when demand is high, and we are introducing four new crossings for a trial period of five weeks.

"At the end of the trial, we will review all feedback and usage to determine their continuation in the timetable."