Because of essential building works at the FastCat terminal at Portsmouth Harbour, no wheelchair or mobility scooter users will be able to use Wightlink FastCats for a three month period starting 5 January.
Wightlink’s reduced mobility customers will be able to use their FastCat tickets on the hovercraft from Southsea or Ryde, connecting with Island Line at Ryde Esplanade station, rather than Ryde Pier Head.
In Portsmouth, the Hoverbus will transport these customers (free of charge) to or from the Portsmouth Harbour transport interchange. Hovertravel staff will assist customers to board the Hoverbus.
If hovercraft services are suspended because of bad weather, Hovertravel will arrange for Wightlink's customers with reduced mobility to be taken to and from the Fishbourne car ferry terminal along with their own customers. This will also be free of charge.