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St Helen comes back into limited service after incident on board

Wightlink will today bring St Helen back into limited service.  The company has been co-operating with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and Maritime Coastguard Agency investigations since the incident involving St Helen on the evening of Friday 18 July. Wightlink is also conducting its own investigation. Following consultation and with full approval of the authorities, […]

July, 25th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s Party on the Pier

The 200th birthday of Ryde Pier – the UK’s oldest – is to be celebrated in style with a free party hosted by Wightlink on Sunday. As well as providing a fun celebration of one of the Island’s best known landmarks, the event at the top of the Pier will also raise money for two […]

July, 24th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Meet the Managers on Ryde Pier: 31 July 2014

The next in the series of Wightlink’s popular Meet the Managers drop-in consultation events will be held on Thursday 31 July between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on Ryde Pier. “We are looking forward to meeting regular commuters who use our catamarans every day as well as visitors who have enjoyed a great day out on the […]

July, 23rd 2014 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink at the movies

Ryde Pier Head will become a pop-up cinema for a night next month as Wightlink offers Islanders the chance to watch a recent Hollywood blockbuster free of charge. Fittingly, the movie chosen to be shown on Saturday July 5 at the pier will be the science fiction epic Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It will […]

July, 21st 2014 Read full Press Release »

Statement from Wightlink Ferries – St Helen incident 2

Wightlink Ferries conducted full safety checks on its other ferries overnight following the incident which affected the St Helen last night.  Engineers inspected and tested the mezzanine decks before returning the ships to service.  St Helen remains out of service. The checks follow the incident which affected St Helen’s car deck at 22:16 on Friday […]

July, 19th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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