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Wightlink gets ready to join this weekend’s Coastline Clean-Up

As part of this year’s Isle of Wight Day celebrations, a team from Wightlink will be joining the Island’s Coastline Clean-Up, picking up plastics and other waste along Ryde beach on Saturday 21 September. Coinciding with the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean, they will start at Wightlink’s historic pier and work their way […]

September, 18th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Island Line investment welcomed by Wightlink

Wightlink has welcomed today’s news of a £26million Government investment in Island Line. Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris today announced the cash boost that will fund South Western Railway’s proposals to improve services between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head. The investment will see the creation of a passing loop allowing the more modern trains that will […]

September, 16th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink invests in new technology for Ryde Pier

Wightlink is installing a new faster vehicle entry system for Ryde Pier. FastCat customers will have the choice to pay the toll by contactless credit/debit cards* or with Apple and Android Pay on smart phones as well as cash. From Sunday 15 September 2019, the Pier toll will be £1.30 for conventional or contactless credit […]

September, 9th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Islanders learn more about Wightlink’s ambitious Green Agenda

Wightlink has launched its ambitious Green Agenda to Isle of Wight community stakeholders at a meeting at its Fishbourne terminal. Chief Executive Keith Greenfield outlined the ferry company’s strategy to look after the Solent and its coastline, then hosted a round-trip to Portsmouth for guests on board Wightlink’s £30million hybrid energy flagship Victoria of Wight. […]

September, 6th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports lymphoedema sufferer Helen Hunter to circle the Isle of Wight

Former nurse Helen Hunter from Southsea has embarked on a 67 mile walk around the Isle of Wight’s coastline despite suffering from lymphoedema. She had to give up work when she developed the condition following successful treatment for cancer of the womb. Helen and her husband Dave are walking to raise money for the Lymphoedema […]

September, 3rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

Victoria of Wight crowned winner in World Beer Awards

An ale created exclusively for Isle of Wight ferry company Wightlink by Island Brewery to celebrate the arrival of its new flagship Victoria of Wight has been named as one of the top beers in the country by organisers of the World Beer Awards. Victoria of Wight Ale triumphed against stiff competition to be named […]

August, 20th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink showcases Island produce in the new Castle Café at Yarmouth Terminal

The best of locally produced food and drink is now available at Wightlink’s Yarmouth terminal at the ferry company’s Castle Café. The range includes Island Roasted coffee, sandwiches and pastries from Grace’s Bakery, cakes from Calbourne Classics and Wight Crystal water. “Customers on the way to the mainland can now pick up a quick drink […]

August, 19th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports Island charity at its time of need

Wightlink has lent a helping paw to RSPCA Isle of Wight which has recently experienced a sudden increase in the number of dogs needing help. After hearing the charity’s plea, the dog-friendly ferry company – organiser of the Isle of Wight’s inaugural Woof Awards – was quick to offer a package of free and discounted […]

August, 14th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink marks the first anniversary of Victoria of Wight’s homecoming

It’s exactly a year since Wightlink’s £30million flagship Victoria of Wight arrived at her home port of Portsmouth after a voyage of more than 3,000 miles from the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. Captain Tom Vincent was at the helm for the final part of the journey from the St Helen’s anchorage off the north-east […]

August, 12th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Honours for Rosie the apprentice

Wightlink apprentice Rosie Arrow has been presented with an Outstanding Achievement award from the Isle of Wight College for her hard work over the last two years. Rosie combines her duties in the Engineering and Estates department at Wightlink’s headquarters in Portsmouth with her level four studies in Business Administration (equivalent to a Foundation Degree). […]

August, 9th 2019 Read full Press Release »

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