Poll: Should foot passengers pay to use the floating bridge?

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Poll: Should foot passengers pay to use the floating bridge?

SHOULD the Isle of Wight Council introduce charges for foot passengers on the floating bridge — we have launched a poll today (Tuesday) to find out what Islanders think.

The Isle of Wight Council executive will discuss launching a consultation about charges on Monday.

A report to the committee states: "It is proposed the consultation will be Island wide. This will seek theviews of Island residents on the suggested introduction of a 50p eachway fare.

"Passengers under the age of 18 will travel free."

Have your say, by taking part in the poll at the bottom of this page and click here to view the council report.


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by Tim Brayford

4th July 2014, at 08:41:13

Ted Parker, you and Wightlink appear to be of the same mind, you don't work for their PR department by any chance?

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3rd July 2014, at 13:25:25

I'd ban that sort of vehicle AND it's drivers, Mr.Brayford

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by steve skelton

3rd July 2014, at 10:45:38


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by Tim Brayford

3rd July 2014, at 08:56:08

Get wightlink to run it, they could charge £80 a trip for 4x4 crewcabs

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by Baz Taylor

2nd July 2014, at 21:22:00

50p? It should be £1 for foot passengers! Generate money for the council!

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by Annabel Lambert

2nd July 2014, at 20:27:26

Well Ted Parker, it will cost me nothing because I never use it, but on behalf of all the people that this will cost over £100 per year, I would not be so simplistic. 50p if you only cross once and never again. £100s if you need to cross every day, and for some people £100s matter.

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by Mat Thomas

2nd July 2014, at 19:50:09

Would you ask Turkeys if they would vote for Xmas?

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2nd July 2014, at 19:02:00

50 PENCE ffs - what a bunch of wight whingers.

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by Peter Jeffery

2nd July 2014, at 18:25:11

Seems from the cost of this ferry,

<<<< http://www.dartmouthhigherferry.com/tarrifs.cfm >>>>

Maybe the vehicle fares could be higher.

Admittedly, they do charge for Foot Passengers, but perhaps more realistic vehicle fares could avoid introducing these new charges and the additional cost in staff and procedures necessary to enforce them.

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by George Hollett

2nd July 2014, at 15:25:53

NO...Build a tunnel - then everyone is happy...

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