Ferry problems solved

Daily Echo: Cancelled ferries cause traffic chaos Cancelled ferries cause traffic chaos

A FERRY company which was forced to cancel services between Southampton and the Isle of Wight due to overrun maintenance works insists the problems are now resolved.

Earlier today Southampton City Council urged motorists to avoid an area of the city near West Quay Road and Town Quay amid traffic chaos due to the cancelled Red Funnel ferries.

But now a spokesman for the firm which operates services from Southampton to East Cowes said the technical issue that led to seven cancellations today has been sorted.

Now passengers face delays as they travel between the mainland and the island.

He said: “It will take a little time for the timetable to slot back into place but everything possible is being done to minimise delays.

“The Red Jet service remains unaffected.

“Once again Red Funnel would like to apologise to guests and other road users for any inconvenience caused by the cancellations, which were due to the overrun of overnight engine maintenance on Red Falcon.”

Cancelled services included the 11am, 2pm and the 5pm service from Southampton to the Isle of Wight as well as the 9.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm from East Cowes to the city.

However a spokesman for the firm said people should expect delays but there are extra ferries operating to clear the backlog of passengers.

Anyone who needs help should call 0844 844 9988.

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1:47pm Fri 29 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

Ouch, on a Friday too! Great timing.
Ouch, on a Friday too! Great timing. IronLady2010

2:15pm Fri 29 Jun 12

shirley-bill says...

just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL. shirley-bill

2:32pm Fri 29 Jun 12

bazzeroz says...

Shame it wasn't last week end eh? Would have been more fun.
Shame it wasn't last week end eh? Would have been more fun. bazzeroz

3:07pm Fri 29 Jun 12

bigfella777 says...

shirley-bill wrote:
just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.
[quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.[/p][/quote]Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle. bigfella777

3:19pm Fri 29 Jun 12

Over the Edge says...

bigfella777 wrote:
shirley-bill wrote:
just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.
Cycle or walk, why would you do that if you have a car?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.[/p][/quote]Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.[/p][/quote]Cycle or walk, why would you do that if you have a car? Over the Edge

3:24pm Fri 29 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
shirley-bill wrote:
just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.
Probably the cyclists and pedestrians causing the delays, keep pressing the button for the green man ;-)
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.[/p][/quote]Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.[/p][/quote]Probably the cyclists and pedestrians causing the delays, keep pressing the button for the green man ;-) IronLady2010

3:25pm Fri 29 Jun 12

Dave of Dibden says...

Would you rather have them maintained or break down at sea??
No brainer
Would you rather have them maintained or break down at sea?? No brainer Dave of Dibden

3:42pm Fri 29 Jun 12

Old Man of the Sea says...

Dave of Dibden wrote:
Would you rather have them maintained or break down at sea??
No brainer
Some maintenance is required by law and is time critical. Failure to do the work by the set date could mean that the vessel, under some circumstances, being declared unseaworthy and the Company and Master being heavily fined
[quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Would you rather have them maintained or break down at sea?? No brainer[/p][/quote]Some maintenance is required by law and is time critical. Failure to do the work by the set date could mean that the vessel, under some circumstances, being declared unseaworthy and the Company and Master being heavily fined Old Man of the Sea

4:42pm Fri 29 Jun 12

S!monOn says...

Over the Edge wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
shirley-bill wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.
Cycle or walk, why would you do that if you have a car?
To avoid the gridlock....? :P
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.[/p][/quote]Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.[/p][/quote]Cycle or walk, why would you do that if you have a car?[/p][/quote]To avoid the gridlock....? :P S!monOn

3:44pm Sat 30 Jun 12

bigal007 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
shirley-bill wrote:
just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.
Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.
Probably the cyclists and pedestrians causing the delays, keep pressing the button for the green man ;-)
u just love that green man there lol
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: just got back from briton st , and its all grid locked , the bottom of town is a no go zone, THANKS RED FUNNEL.[/p][/quote]Its only gridlocked because people are too lazy to walk or cycle.[/p][/quote]Probably the cyclists and pedestrians causing the delays, keep pressing the button for the green man ;-)[/p][/quote]u just love that green man there lol bigal007

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