Wightlink’s FastCats resume today, Friday, July 31.

There will be an hourly round-trip service from Portsmouth between 06:15 and 20:20 on weekdays and 07:15 and 20:20 on Saturdays and Sundays.

However, passengers travelling at lunchtime could still face a wait as sailings are less frequent at this time of the day. 

Passenger numbers are capped and capacity is reduced to allow for social distancing.

Wightlink says the catamarans, which link Ryde Pier Head and Portsmouth, are being cleaned to high standards and hand sanitisers are available.

It comes as South Western Railway reports problems and a reduced service along Ryde Pier.

Read more: Crew shortage means fewer Island Line trains

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Before you travel, what do you need to know?

Customers and staff must face coverings in the passenger areas onboard and inside the terminals.

You will need to pay for travel and parking by card or mobile device.

Buy tickets at the ports using ticket vending machines and online.

Ticket offices will NOT be open to start with.

The Ryde Pier barrier charge will be suspended until the end of August.

Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield said: “Although passenger numbers remain low, they are gradually rising and we believe it is the right time to bring back the service. Reintroducing FastCats will support Ryde’s economy and seasonal businesses by encouraging more day-trip visitors.”Wightlink has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark by VisitBritain. It shows the company complies with all Government and public health guidance and has carried out the necessary risk assessments.

From today, the agreement between Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel to accept foot passenger tickets on each other’s services will end.

Find the Wightlink timetable HERE.

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