Wightlink FastCat: Wheelchairs and pushchairs allowed back on board after berth is repaired
PUSHCHAIRS, wheelchairs and mobility scooters can now travel on board scheduled catamaran services to the Isle of Wight after a damaged berth was repaired.
Wightlink’s berth at the Portsmouth Harbour Station Pier was partly out of action after a 'technical issue’ struck on Sunday, December 29.
The fault saw disabled people and customers with large amounts of luggage turned away from the firm's Ryde-bound FastCat service.
They were instead directed to use its Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry, leaving from Gunwharf Road, which takes 23 minutes longer.
Wightlink said today: ‘Good morning, just a quick update to advise we are now able to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters on our Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde FastCat service. Thank you for your patience.’
A spokeswoman for Wightlink apologised to customers affected by the issue.