By Ross Findon
Monday, March 4, 2013
THE floating bridge between Cowes and East Cowes will be out of action for several days later this month, according to the Isle of Wight Council.
The council said the vessel would be unavailable for approximately five days, starting on March 18, while it undergoes its annual inspection.
A passenger service will be in place, which can be used by cyclists. Diversions will be in place for motorists.
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by Andy Winch
5th March 2013, at 19:46:25
Ryde to Newport in the evenings s a nightmare have taken to leaving work late to miss the worst of it. Have to start at 8am some miss the morning rush. Monday early evening was a laugh as no Number 9's for about 20 minutes then 3 turn up within about 3 minutes of each other.The Southern Vectis comments on the right just make me glad I do when you read of 10minutes plus delays on some of the routes. Which bright spark decided that March was the best time to dig up most of the main routes into/out of Newport and then choose a date right in the middle to shut the chain ferry down.Not the ferry firms to blame but the PFI group. Services need to have all their work done so they will not have to compensate for digging up the newly redone roads.
by alan naylor
5th March 2013, at 00:49:47
Well it looks as if we are stuck
by DAVE SCOTT
4th March 2013, at 16:49:40
Surely SOMEONE can blame this on Wightlink too - AND why don't we just build another bridge ????
by Fred Bishop
4th March 2013, at 15:05:30
Just think if those lazy blokes as you like to call them weren't there then idiots like you would not be able to use the chain bridge.Also there will be road works at northwood for the next few weeks so that southern water can install a new water main for the new supermarket.so that route is out also ?
by T Rollingsworth
4th March 2013, at 12:35:37
Awesome, dig up the main route in Newport and then suspend the Bridge for at least a week. Well done IWC you continue to astonish me with your stupidity.Annual inspection on that thing is a damn joke anyway, may as well just be called the "paint over the rust" week. At least the lazy blokes that work on it will get to do even less than normal for a week. Good news for some...
by Jodi Smith
4th March 2013, at 11:09:40
thats good planning whilst there are roadworks thro fairlee and a one-way system thro staplers
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