No change at Hovertravel after consultation

By Jon Moreno

Friday, January 25, 2013

 

No change at Hovertravel after consultation

Hovertravel consulted with customers over possible changes to the Isle of Wight service. Picture by Peter Boam.

HOVERTRAVEL has bowed to the wishes of its customers by keeping last year’s cross-Solent timetable in place for this year.

Following a public consultation that began just before Christmas and ended on Monday, the Isle of Wight travel company has elected to continue with current arrangements.

Among the other options were a reduction of commuter time crossings from four to three an hour and changes to crossings during the rest of the day.

Hovertravel’s managing director Neil Chapman said 52 per cent of respondents to the consultation said they would prefer to run with the existing timetable.

From April 1, the summer timetable will run at quarter past and quarter to the hour from Ryde and on the hour and half past the hour from Southsea, with the additional 15-minute service continuing for commuters.

The new summer timetable will be available in the terminals early next month (March).

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Martin Heath

25th January 2013, at 17:39:22

Tony, I think you'll find that they wanted to reduce crossings to save money, offset fuel prices etc. Of course they are going to carry on as usual, which is very welcoming to commuters and regular users. Just don't complain when they have to increase fares to pay for it.

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by tony white

25th January 2013, at 11:44:57

Wightlink, Red Funnel please take note, this is how a responsible service provider operates inasmuch as they listen to those paying their wages and as far as is practicable treat their wishes with respect

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