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UPDATE: Cowes Floating Bridge service

Latest information from the Isle of Wight Council

Floating Bridge Review to be published in January - you can read the latest press release here

Although the IW Council is providing a reliable passenger launch service to enable passengers and cyclists to cross the river at peak times, the Folly Waterbus saw the opportunity for a service Monday to Thursday between 10am-1pm, after 7pm and between 10am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

With fares of £1.50 per person, the evening services Monday to Thursday have proved uneconomic so to avoid fare increases or service cuts, Red Funnel has agreed to sponsor the Folly Waterbus services on a trial basis for the next month. The current timetable is as follows: -


 Current Timetable

IW Council

Folly Waterbus

Monday

05.00-10.00

13.00-19.00

10.00-13.00

19.00-23.30

Tuesday

05.00-10.00

13.00-19.00

10.00-13.00

19.00-23.30

Wednesday

05.00-10.00

13.00-19.00

10.00-13.00

19.00-23.30

Thursday

05.00-10.00

13.00-19.00

10.00-13.00

19.00-23.30

Friday

05.00-10.00

13.00-23:30

10.00-13.00

 

Saturday

05.00-10.00

17.00-23.00

10.00-17.00

Sunday

06.45-10.00

17.00-22.00

10.00-17.00


 



Please use http://www.iwfloatingbridge.co.uk/ to access ilatest nformation.
The Water Taxi has been providing a separate to IWC, with charges of £1.50 per journey for 16+.

 


A return foot passenger trip is £1.50 or, if using a Saver Card, this is reduced to £1 (Saver Cards must be purchased in advance and cost £2, but can then be kept and topped up for future use).  (source iwight.com)

IWC have set up an email address specifically for queries/comments on the floating bridge to be publicised so that local residents can send in information/comments or queries if they wish.  The correspondence in the account will be monitored and will be used to inform the review process(es) and questions to be asked, and will also be used to update the FAQ’s which will be published.
The email address is:
Floating.Bridge@IOW.gov.uk

 

The link to the web page which is to be used to publish FAQs (including those sent to the above email), and documentation relating to specifications 'etc' is as below:
https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Cowes-Floating-Bridge/Floating-Bridge-Number-6