THERE is still no return date for Wightlink's Fast Cats.

Despite rumours of an April 12 date, in line with England's next phase of the Covid roadmap out of lockdown, the ferry company told the County Press they have no date to announce, and very few people are crossing The Solent.

A spokesperson said: "Wightlink continues to review the demand for foot passenger travel between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, however very few people are crossing the Solent at present.

"There is plenty of capacity on Wightlink's car ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne to carry everyone who wishes to travel at this time, whether in a vehicle or as a foot passenger.

"Wightlink tickets and passes are also being accepted on Hovertravel services.

"Wightlink looks forward to reopening its Fast Cat services as soon as demand returns but at this time does not have a firm date to announce."

Chief executive Keith Greenfield previously said, mid-March: “We expect to bring back the FastCats later in the spring when more travel is permitted but unfortunately the number of foot passengers travelling at present remains at exceptionally low levels.

"Our ticket acceptance agreement with Hovertravel will continue during April."

Timetable changes were recently announced for the car ferries.

Red Funnel has announced more Red Jet sailings