By a County Press reporter
Monday, December 9, 2013
FERRY passengers on the Isle of Wight will have the chance to meet Wightlink managers tomorrow night (Tuesday).
Chief executive Russell Kew, head of fleet operations Elwyn Dop, operations director John Burrows and head of port operations Sean Millward are due to attend the event at Ryde Pier Head between 4pm and 6.30pm.
Free mince pies will be on offer.
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by Roe driver
10th December 2013, at 17:09:33
good to see mr turner getting involved in the toys program looks good smiling with toys donated great prwhere will he be tonight when there is a meeting for 1 off the biggest bug bears we have on this island come on turner toys for kids is one thing but how about earning your pay rise and working on behalf of all islanders instead a select few
by Den Young
10th December 2013, at 15:25:24
James it looks like they overcharged you according to todays announcement but you have got to get in touch with them they cant be bothered to contact you, strange this announcement just in time for the meet at ryde pier later funny that.
by Steve Smith
10th December 2013, at 14:24:34
Funny you should mention the Dunoon Ferry, as that actually costs £38 return for car with just a driver & passenger, For a journey less than half that of wightlink so your £50 fare is very compareable
by stephen langford
10th December 2013, at 11:38:48
During December last year,(2012), I bought two separate car+4 return tickets for the Fisbourne/Portsmouth car ferry crossing, £37.25 and £37.50. This year, same route, dates and times cost £50 each, a £12.50 rise, (33%). I, like many, enjoy living here. Many of us have regular interests on the mainland and beyond. Paying a fair toll is what most of us expect, not these unreasonable price hikes. Recently I travelled to the Isle of Skye. On the way I used the tunnel under the river Mersey, a few £`s. The very regular car ferry at Dunoon, a few £`s. The bridge to Skye, FREE. The return IoW ferry crossing ? More than an hotel B+B ! Does anybody represent Wightlink`s customers effectively ? I`m afraid not. That is why the Island is in a run down state, and some of us, with foresight, scream for an reasonable priced alternative mainland link.
by Mike Crowe
10th December 2013, at 09:49:17
James I would imagine that there was not much of a profit, if any, on those two crossings. The answer will have to be to put the fares up to cover the cost and make a return.
by James McAdder
10th December 2013, at 07:28:19
Yesterday I took the car over on a day return from Fishbourne for which Wightlink charged £97. On the outward leg the ferry was about 1/2 full. On the return only about 1/3.
10th December 2013, at 07:01:18
will Andrew Turner be at this meeting? or any representative from the council so that we can see and hear what they have to say to Wightlink? I think not, this would have been their chance to show us that they have some interest in the situation and get some freebee mince pies at the same time.
9th December 2013, at 19:39:42
ah well give it time
by TED PARKER
9th December 2013, at 19:35:40
That's just gobbledegook - Mike might understand, but the rest of us are mere mortals!
9th December 2013, at 19:19:28
well Ted I for one will listen, but only if they have any answers, but I doubt that, then I wont listen
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